Stunning 1954 Oversize (35mm) Steel & 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 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 is a simply beautiful example of the oversize Rolex Precision dating from 1954 (serial number 932,818). The solid steel & gold oversize case is in near faultless condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. The original ivory/cream Rolex signed dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is classically late art-deco. The applied gold (yellow) hour ‘pencil’ batons along with the gold dauphine hands and sub-second create a stunning look. The very high grade Rolex signed manual wind movement is in excellent good condition. To complete this amazing piece we’ve use a new, high quality dark brown Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches crocodile strap with gold plated (yellow) Hirsch buckle.

We have asked Stephen Hale Watch Restoration to service and refurbish the movement – SHWR are one of the world’s most respected watchmakers with an unrivalled reputation in the vintage watch world. They carried out a full service, replacement balance staff and replacement crown (now Rolex – I’ll add the pictures later this week). The cost was £1,176.00 and was carried out in May 2020.

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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Stephen Hale Watch Restoration Service

We have asked Stephen Hale Watch Restoration to service and refurbish the movement – SHWR are one of the world’s most respected watchmakers with an unrivalled reputation in the vintage watch world. They carried out a full service, replacement balance staff and replacement crown (now Rolex – I’ll add the pictures later this week). The cost was £1,176.00 and was carried out in May 2020.

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The Case

The solid steel & gold oversize case is in near faultless condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. Very rarely the Rolex Crown and the Serial Number are visible on the outside case (most examples are to worn or over polished to retain these features). The inside case is signed ‘Rolex Geneva Swiss’ and the case numbers are ‘906 4325’.

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The Dial

The original ivory/cream Rolex signed dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is classically late art-deco. The applied gold (yellow) hour ‘pencil’ batons along with the gold dauphine hands and sub-second create a stunning look. The dial is signed ‘Rolex’ and ‘Precision’.

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The Movement

The very high grade Rolex signed manual wind movement is in excellent good condition. The movement is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Swiss’, ‘Adjusted to 2 Positions’, ‘Seventeen 17 Jewels’, ‘Patented Superbalance’ and the movement number is ‘59858’.

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The Strap

To complete this amazing piece we’ve use a new, high quality dark brown Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches crocodile strap with gold plated (yellow) Hirsch buckle.

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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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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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