Ladies Rolex 9ct Rose Gold + Blue Lapis + Bracelet 1913 – Sorry Now Sold 23rd Feb 2017
100% Genuine & All Original
Fully Restored, Serviced & Guaranteed
Ladies Rolex 9ct Rose Gold Dress Watch dated to 1913
Beautifully Restored Classsic Dial with 1 – 12 Arabic Numerals
Original 9ct Rose Gold Double Hinge Case, Fully Signed, Size 28mm
Original High Grade Rolex Cal.9-3/4″ 15 Jewels, Fully Restored Movement
All in Absolutely Top Grade & Simply Amazing Freshly Restored Condition
Fully Re-Sprung Original W&D Signed 9ct Rose Gold Expanding Bracelet
Complete with Vintage Jewellers Presentation Box As Shown
Vintage Gold Watches Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee
12 Month Warranty Included*
Free UK Next Day Delivery
Overseas Fedex £45
vgw ref. R458
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Here we have a wonderful example of a fully restored Rolex ladies evening wear dress watch in 9ct rose gold from 1913. The watch is fully signed on the case, movement, dial and bracelet. The original 9ct signed bracelet has been re-sprung and is suitable for a wide range of wrist sizes.
It is not so well known that Rolex was actually founded in the UK in London in 1905 and it was not until 1919 that the company transferred its base of operations to Geneva Switzerland. The company’s founders Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis simply used their initials W&D until around 1910, when they began to use the name Rolex. This particular watch is one of the rare examples which carries both the W&D and Rolex trade marks.
The original solid 9ct rose gold case measures 28mm in diameter and has a large lapis blue bezel surrounding the dial. Opening the hinged case-back reveals it is double signed, both Rolex and W&D. Also revealed are the London UK Hallmarks which date the watch to 1913 and the serial number 564892. The case is in superb condition, indicating the watch has seen only light careful use. Only under very close examination can some small marks be found, commensurate with the age of this piece.
The original classic black on silver 1 – 12 Arabic dial with original blued steel hands has been restored to its original condition by our dial restorers who are one of the best, if not the best in the UK.
The original hand wound movement is signed Rolex and 15 Jewels and has been has been fully overhauled and serviced by our watchmaker who reports it to be in excellent condition so we are therefore happy to offer this watch with our 12 months warranty*. Although Rolex watches of this period have reliable and accurate movements, they need to be treated with some care, therefore while perfectly for special occasions, this is not so suitable for everyday use.
The watch is fitted with its original 9ct Rose Gold W&D signed expandable bracelet. This bracelet has been fully dismantled and completely re-sprung. Please note – this bracelet will expand from a wrist size of between 15cm – 18cm or 5.75″ inches to 7″ inches i.e. a small to medium size ladies wrist.
The Box and Papers
Although there is no original paperwork with this watch, the reference numbers, markings, signatures and hallmarks are all correct and date the watch to 1913.
This watch comes complete with a vintage jewellers presentation box, as shown.
Detailed particulars are included with the receipt, along with our 12 months Warranty*. A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value will be provided at the time of sale. This will also include our ‘Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee’ which states: “If this watch proves to be anything less than totally authentic, or not as described, Vintage Gold Watches of London will offer you a full refund at any time”.
A rare, useable ladies evening wear dress watch from horology’s most famous name which will provide both an excellent financial investment as well as something of beauty to use and enjoy!
This stunning watch will make an excellent investment or family heirloom piece and even though vintage gold Rolex prices have continued to rise markedly in the past 2-3 years, we still feel fine examples such as this are still undervalued. As each year goes by and the world market for vintage gold Rolex watches continues to expand, prices are surely destined to climb ever higher!
We are happy to accept Paypal as this is the quickest method of payment. However if you would like to pay by UK cheque or by UK bank transfer we will be pleased to assist you with this and pass on a 3% saving to you. Similarly if you wish to pay by International SWIFT or Bank Wire Transfer we will provide you our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number.
*Note – 12 Month warranty only included if the list price is paid.
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Please note we welcome part exchanges.
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