Rolex Oyster Chronomètre, Ref. 2595. Produced circa 1948, this is a very fine, tonneau-shaped, 29mm, center-seconds, water-resistant, 9K yellow gold ladies / unisex wristwatch, carrying a highly accurate 18J adjusted to 6 positions Chronometer grade movement. At 29mm this is a very small watch by gent’s standards today even though this may have been sold as a gent’s watch originally.
The art deco style original white dial with 1 – 12 Arabic numbers in lemon/green with an outer minutes and seconds track is full of style and charm. The original leaf hands and centre seconds hand have been beautifully restored , as has the dial itself, to the very highest standards.
The watch is fitted with its original highly accurate Cal.10’’’, 18 Jewels, adjusted to 6 positions Chronometer grade, super balance movement, all of which means this watch is highly accurate and highly reliable. The movement has been restored by our vintage Rolex specialist watch-maker and so we are confident in offering this watch with a 12 months warranty*, which can be extended if required. *Note – 12 month warranty only included if the list price is paid.
The 9ct Rolex Oyster Tonneau shaped case measures 29mm making this watch a gents’ or boys’ watch when originally produced. Today this watch is probably more suitable as a ladies’ watch due current trends for larger watches of 33/34mm size and up. The very high quality original 9ct Oyster case has a screw-back and screw-down Oyster crown, making the watch waterproof when new. Please note, although specified as waterproof when new, water can be very cruel to vintage watches and so we cannot guarantee the watch is still totally waterproof today. We therefore always recommend all vintage gold watches should be kept clean and dry at all times. Nevertheless, this is a very robust case making the watch more than capable of withstanding quite the rigours of everyday use.
Strap and Buckle
The watch is fitted with a dark brown crocodile strap in a man’s medium size. If a different colour, style of size of strap is required we will do our best to oblige without any additional charge.
Box and Papers
Although there are are no original papers with this watch, the markings and serial numbers are all correct, dating it to circa 1948. A detailed Vintage Gold Watches Certificate, detailed written receipt with our 12 months warranty and Vintage Gold Watches Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee will all be provided with the watch. The vintage Rolex presentation box in the photographs, is also included in the sale of this watch.
This is a rare and fine example of an early Rolex Oyster Precision which has a particularly interesting art deco dial, as well as a highly accurate and reliable movement. Having the Oyster case with a screw-down back and screw-down Oyster crown makes the watch far more impervious to the rigours of everyday use and having been fully restored by ourselves, means this watch is now ready for reliable service for many more generations to come.
As this watch is made by horology’s most famous name, it will provide an excellent financial investment as well as something to treasure and enjoy and even though prices continue to climb, we still feel gold Rolex watches from this period are still undervalued, because as each year ticks by, the world market for Swiss vintage gold watches is growing exponentially, meaning prices are likely to remain on their current steep trajectory.
Payment and Delivery
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Delivery within the UK will be free. Your watch will be safely delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery, Next Day by 1pm, fully insured, tracked and signed for. This service is 100% reliable.
World-Wide International Courier Delivery via Fedex will be £45.00 fully insured, tracked and signed for. The service normally takes 48 hours or less to most parts of the world. This service is also 100% reliable.
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