Stunning 1968 Steel & 14ct Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Gents Vintage Watch

The Overview

This is a beautiful example of the steel & gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date from 1968. The steel & solid 14ct fluted bezel case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. The original Rolex signed steel pearlescent has been professionally refinished to highest possible standard and is classically Rolex. The applied gold hour batons and gold hands (blued steel second hand) provide the softest contrast to the dial and are perfectly framed by the solid gold fluted bezel. The very high grade Rolex signed ‘1570’ automatic movement is again in excellent condition and has been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. The watch has a genuine steel and solid 14ct gold Rolex ‘Jubilee’ bracelet – there is some minor ‘sag’ but it’s in overall excellent condition. It’s a good size but please advise your wrist size when ordering.

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 3 month guarantee on the movement which is long enough for you to assess the working order.

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The Case

The steel & solid 14ct fluted bezel case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. The case measures just over 34 mm across, excluding the gold Rolex signed winding crown and 42 mm long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland’, ‘Patented’, ‘Stainless Steel’ and the case number is ‘1505’. The age reference is ‘1.68’ dating it to 1968.

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The Dial

The original Rolex signed steel pearlescent has been professionally refinished to highest possible standard and is classically Rolex. The applied gold hour batons and gold hands (blued steel second hand) provide the softest contrast to the dial and are perfectly framed by the solid gold fluted bezel. The dial is signed ‘Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date’, ‘Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified’ and ‘Swiss Made’.

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The Movement

The very high grade Rolex signed ‘1570’ automatic movement is again in excellent condition and has been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. The movement is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva’, ‘Twenty Six 26 Jewels’, ‘Adjusted 5 Positions & Temperature’ and the calibre is ‘1570’. The movement number is ‘296695’.

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The Bracelet

The watch has a genuine steel and solid 14ct gold Rolex ‘Jubilee’ bracelet – there is some minor ‘sag’ but it’s in overall excellent condition. It’s a good size but please advise your wrist size when ordering.

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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. Please ring our office if you have any questions: Chris 07917 100927

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