Just Beautiful 1949 Mid-Size Rolex Oyster Precision Speedking Ladies Vintage Watch

The Overview

This is a simply beautiful example of the mid-size Rolex Oyster Speedking dating from 1949. The original Rolex signed steel dial is untouched – we often refinish dials due to heavy patina but this one’s aged perfectly. There is minor patina but it’s extremely limited – please see picture 6 for the colour. The raised gilt (gold colour) Arabic hour numbers with alternating raised gilt hour batons along with the original gilt (blued steel second hand) ‘stick’ hands create a classically late art-deco look. The solid steel case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. The very high grade, Rolex signed 17 jewel manual wind movement is again in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. To complete this watch we’ve added a new, high quality dark brown Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches crocodile skin strap with steel buckle.

My asking price is below the value for a watch of this condition and rarity, particularly with the continual rise in value of vintage watches of this high quality. In view of the high grade Swiss movement, I will include a three month written guarantee on the movement, which is long enough for you to assess the working order.

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The Case

The solid steel case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. The case measures 28 mm’s across, excluding the Rolex signed winding crown and 34 mm’s long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Rolex Geneva Swiss’, ‘Patented Stainless Steel’ and the case number is ‘5056’.

 

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The Dial

The original Rolex signed steel dial is untouched – we often refinish dials due to heavy patina but this one’s aged perfectly. There is minor patina but it’s extremely limited – please see picture 6 for the colour. The raised gilt (gold colour) Arabic hour numbers with alternating raised gilt hour batons along with the original gilt (blued steel second hand) ‘stick’ hands create a classically late art-deco look. The dial is signed ‘Rolex Oyster Speedking’, ‘Precision’ and ‘Swiss Made’.

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The Movement

The very high grade, Rolex signed 17 jewel manual wind movement is again in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. The movement is signed ‘Rolex Geneva Swiss’, ‘Seventeen 17 Jewels’, ‘Adjusted 2 Positions’ and ‘Patented Superbalance’.

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The Strap

To complete this watch we’ve added a new, high quality dark brown Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches crocodile skin strap with steel buckle.

 

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Couriering and Pre-Delivery Check

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. We will provide an insurance valuation in excess of our asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location we’ll happily show the watch. Please ring our office if you have any questions: Chris 07917 100927

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