Collector Condition 1950’s Solid 9ct Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual with Genuine Solid 9ct Gold Rolex Rivet Bracelet Gents Vintage Watch

The Overview

This is a stunning example of a 1950’s solid 9ct gold Rolex Oyster with a solid 9ct gold Rolex ‘Rivet’ Oyster bracelet with flex (springs in the individual plates to allow for larger wrists). Watches of this quality are extremely rare and to find a bracelet, in this condition, only happens once a year or so.

The solid 9ct gold case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear – the Thunderbird bezel around the lens is extremely well defined. The original ivory/cream Rolex signed dial has been professionally refinished and is exceptional. The raised gold Arabic hour numbers, original gold hands and railway line style minute markers create a classic late art-deco look (please see picture 3 for the dial and Arabic numbers colour). The original and super high quality Rolex signed perpetual ‘Butterfly’ (so called due to the antenna style cut outs in the rotor) movement is again in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. We also have a genuine solid 9ct gold Rolex flexi rivet bracelet which is in excellent condition and a good size. It will fit a wrist of 7.75 inches/20 cm – please check this will be large enough. These bracelets are incredibly difficult to find and in this condition. The bracelet came with the watch and we are assured it was original to the watch – we can guarantee it’s genuine Rolex and is fully hallmarked.

In line with may gold Oysters of this age the serial number is illegible (this happens with wear with polishing) so we can’t give an exact year. We do give a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and of course provenance of all our watches.

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The Case

The solid 9ct gold case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear – the Thunderbird bezel around the lens is extremely well defined. The case measures just over 33mm across, excluding the Rolex signed crown and 39mm long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland Patented’ and the case number is ‘6565’ (please note, Rolex used the same casebacks for different models of Oyster and scored out previous numbers, in this case 6567). The case also has the appropriate hallmarks for solid 9ct gold.

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The Dial

The original ivory/cream Rolex signed dial has been professionally refinished and is exceptional. The raised gold Arabic hour numbers, original gold hands and railway line style minute markers create a classic late art-deco look (please see picture 3 for the dial and Arabic numbers colour). The dial is signed ‘Rolex Oyster Perpetual’, ‘Officially Certified Chronometer’ and ‘Swiss Made’.

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The Movement

The original and super high quality Rolex signed perpetual ‘Butterfly’ (so called due to the antenna style cut outs in the rotor) movement is again in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. The movement is signed ‘Rolex Perpetual Patented’, ‘Twenty Five 25 Jewels’, ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Swiss’, ‘Adjusted 5 Positions and Temperature’ and the calibre is ‘1030’.

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The Bracelet

We also have a genuine solid 9ct gold Rolex flexi rivet bracelet which is in excellent condition and a good size. It will fit a wrist of 7.75 inches/20 cm’s – please check this will be large enough. These bracelets are incredibly difficult to find and in this condition. The bracelet came with the watch and we are assured it was original to the watch – we can guarantee it’s genuine Rolex and is fully hallmarked.

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The Box, Papers and Sonning Warranty

As with the majority of pre-owned watches that are 10 years or older, this particular watch does not come with its original box or paperwork. The watch is 100% genuine and rest assured we provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all the watches we sell.

Although there is no original paperwork, we do provide a written invoice and 3 page insurance valuation with the pictures of the watch and all available reference numbers. We also give a 12 month warranty on all our watches. We also stock a good selection of vintage watch boxes to help complete your purchase.

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About Sonning Vintage Watches

Sonning Vintage Watches are one of the largest prestige brand vintage watch retailers on the Internet carrying stock of around £500,000; we’ve sold over 3,000 vintage watches across the world since our formation in 2009. We’re based in Berkshire and Nottingham and spend 1- 2 days a week in London. Whilst we’re an Internet business we do ‘show’ 90% of our watches prior to sale and travel across England to meet prospective buyers.

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Why purchase a watch from SVW?

We provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all our watches and come with a full printed Receipt of Sale and Insurance Valuation. Purchasing from SVW gives you the protection and reassurance of buying from an incorporated company with outstanding customer testimonials.

We provide a high quality box and use the Royal Mail Special Delivery for the UK and DHL for overseas sales. They are insured for the full purchase value.

See what our customers say – 100% positive feedback on all our sales sites and over 40% of our customers buy again or refer us!

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Couriering and Pre-Delivery Inspection

We use the Royal Mail’s Guaranteed next day service for UK sales and DHL for all overseas shipping. All our watches are fully serviced, but prior to couriering each one will undergo a 3 day pre-delivery check to ensure the watch is in perfect condition.

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Service, Repair and Refurbishment

Our association with the best of the industry allows us to offer a limited number quality servicing and repair for most of the famous Swiss brands; such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Cartier, as well as Omega, Longines, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, IWC, Breguet, and a wide range of complications.

 

In collaboration with our watchmaker, we offer the following services:

Watch Repairs

Watch Servicing

Watch Restoration

Case Refinishing

Case Repair and Complete Restoration

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The Conclusion

This is a rare and highly collectable vintage watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. I will provide an insurance valuation in excess of my asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life.

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