Just Beautiful 1939 Solid Silver Rolex Tonneau Case Unisex Wristwatch

The Overview

This is a beautiful example of the tonneau cased Rolex from around 1939 – serial number 53359. The solid silver case is in overall very good condition with only minor signs of wear. The original Rolex signed dial is, we believe, untouched or if it has been refinished it was many years ago. The colour has aged to an off-white/paper colour and is beautiful. The black painted numerals, sub-second dial and blued steel hands are classically art-deco. The high grade Rolex signed manual wind movement is again in excellent condition and has just been serviced by our professional watchmaker – please note, watches of this age will be 1 to 2 minutes fast/slow. To complete this watch we’ve added a new black crocodile skin strap with an aftermarket steel Rolex buckle.

In view of the high quality movement we will give a 12 month guarantee. This would’ve originally been a man’s watch but due to the size I have listed it as unisex.

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The Case

The solid silver case is in overall very good condition with only minor signs of wear. The case measures 25mm across, excluding the winding crown and 36mm long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Rolex 7 World’s Records’, ‘Gold Medal’, ‘Geneva Suisse’ and has the appropriate hallmarks for solid silver. The outside case has the serial and reference numbers of ‘53359 & 578’.

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The Movement

The high grade Rolex signed manual wind movement is again in excellent condition and has just been serviced by our professional watchmaker – please note, watches of this age will be 1 to 2 minutes fast/slow. The movement’s signed ‘Rolex 15 Rubies’, ‘Swiss Made Fab Suisse’ and ‘Patented Superbalance’.

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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 and 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 £900,000; 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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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. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch.

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