Just Beautiful 1970 Rolex Oyster ‘Fat Baton’ Perpetual Date Gents Vintage Watch

The Overview

This is a beautiful example of the Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date dating from 1970. The solid steel case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. The original and very desireable ‘fat baton’ Rolex signed steel pearlesecent dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is classically Rolex. The applied steel hour batons and steel hands flow into the dial and are perfectly framed by the smooth bezel – the steel Rolex signed screw down is working perfectly. The very high grade Rolex signed perpetual movement is again in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. To complete this beautiful watch we’ve added a new, high quality, Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches black crocodile skin strap with steel Hirsch buckle.

Watches of this quality and in this condition are extremely rare and highly sought after – if history is any judge they will only increase in value.

As mentioned, it has just been serviced by my watchmaker and, in view of the high-grade Swiss movement, I will include a 12 month guarantee on the movement.

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The Case

The provenance polished solid stainless steel screw back case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear and after a soft polish is gleaming. The case measures 33mm wide, excluding the Rolex signed winding crown and 40mm, including the lugs. The inside back is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland Patented’, ‘Stainless Steel’ and the case number of ‘1500’. The age stamp is III.70 dating it to 1970.

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The Dial

The original and very desireable ‘fat baton’ Rolex signed steel pearlesecent dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is classically Rolex. The applied steel hour batons and steel hands flow into the dial and are perfectly framed by the smooth bezel. The dial is signed ‘Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date’, ‘Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified’ and ‘T Swiss T’.

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The Movement

The original Rolex signed very high-grade automatic movement is in excellent condition. The movement has just been fully serviced by my professional watchmaker and is in excellent working order. It is signed Rolex Perpetual Patented’, ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Swiss’, ‘Twenty Six 26 Jewels’, ‘Adjusted 5 Positions and Temperature’ and the calibre is ‘1570’. The movement number is ‘D991541′.

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The Strap

This watch sits on a new, high quality, Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches black crocodile skin strap with a steel Hirsch buckle.

We hold a Hirsch franchise and are able to supply any strap in their range.

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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. 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.

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