Stunning 1950’s Oversize (35mm) Solid 10ct Gold Rolex Precision Gents Vintage Watch

The Overview

Rolex made some of the most beautiful dress watches in the world during the 1940’s and 1960’s. They have become some of the most collectable and sought after watches in our range. Many were 30 mm across the case, known as mid-size, and 33 mm known as full size. Just a few are known as oversize which is 34 or 35 mm across the case excluding the winding crown.

This oversize, 35 mm, 1950’s solid 10ct Rolex Precision is just beautiful. The stunning stepped side and bull horn lug case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. The original Rolex signed ivory/cream dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is classically Rolex from this period. The gold inlaid Arabic hour numbers with spearhead hour batons in between along with the original gold hands (red second hand) provide a soft contrast to the dial and blend perfectly with the gleaming bezel. The high grade Rolex signed manual wind movement is again in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. To complete this lovely piece we’ve added a new, high quality, dark brown Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches crocodile skin strap with gold plated 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 which is long enough for you to assess the working order.

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The Case

This oversize, 35 mm, 1950’s solid 10ct Rolex Precision is just beautiful. The stunning stepped side and bull horn lug case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. The case measures 35 mm across, excluding the crown and 43 mm long including the bull horn lugs. The inside case carries the Rolex crown and is signed ‘Rolex’. It also carries the reference for solid 10ct gold (this was almost certainly made for the American market).

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The Dial

The original Rolex signed ivory/cream dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is classically Rolex from this period. The gold inlaid Arabic hour numbers with spearhead hour batons in between along with the original gold hands (red second hand) provide a soft contrast to the dial and blend perfectly with the gleaming bezel. The dial is signed ‘Rolex’, ‘Precision’ and ‘Swiss Made’.

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The Movement

The high grade Rolex signed manual wind movement is again in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. The movement is signed ‘Rolex’, ‘Swiss Made’ and ’15 Rubis’.

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The Strap

To complete this lovely piece we’ve added a new, high quality, dark brown Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches crocodile skin strap with gold plated 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 beautiful example of a 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. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch.

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