We are working with a UK based collector who has asked us to market a selection of his watches. As part of the offer each watch has had a full service and refurbishment by the UK’s leading watchmaker, Steven Hale Watch Restoration. Each watch will come with a 2 year guarantee from Steve Hale and a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity by Sonning Vintage Watches.
Rolex made some of the most beautiful dress watches in the world during the 1940’s and 1950’s. They have become some of the most collectable and sought after watches in our range. Many were 30mm across the case, known as mid-size, and 33mm known as full size. Just a few are known as oversize which is 34 or 35mm across the case excluding the winding crown.
This oversize Precision was made in 1947 and is one of the beautiful we’ve seen for many a long year. The solid 14ct rose gold case with engine turned bezel is in excellent condition with only the most minor signs of wear and a genuine rose gold plated thimble winding crown (Rolex used these before switching the flatter crown with the Rolex emblem). The original ivory/cream Rolex signed dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standards and is classically late art-deco. The very high grade Rolex signed manual wind movement is again in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by SHWR. The watch sits on a new, dark brown leather strap with later rose gold plated Rolex buckle.
Whilst robust we wouldn’t recommend wearing a watch of this age every day.