Ladies Rolex Precision 9ct, Cocktail / Bracelet Watch 1962

£2,150

100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Serviced, Inspected and Guaranteed

A Delightful Well Cared For, Immaculate  Example

Size 15mm in Diameter, Excluding the Rolex Crown

Immaculate 9ct Yellow Gold Case & 9ct Rolex Bracelet

Original Bracelet & Locking Clasp – Fits Wrist Sizes 15cm – 16cm**

Beautiful Unrestored Silver-White Pearl Dial & Original ‘Lancette’ Hands

High Grade Rolex Cal.1400, 17 Jewels, Hand-Wound Movement

All Absolutely Immaculate and Simply Amazing Condition

VGWL Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee Included

VGWL 12 Months’ Written Warranty Included*

Rolex Green Suede Purse Included, as Shown

​Free Worldwide FedEx Delivery

Free UK Special Delivery

VGW Reference: R901
Sold 23rd April '20
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Description

While the gents Rolex Precision was Rolex’ best selling watch throughout the 1950s and ’60s, many are surprised to learn there was also a ladies Precision, sold at the same time. These made up around 10% of all the Rolex Precisions produced. Half of these were sold on leather straps and half on integral Rolex gold bracelets. These were expensive watches at the time, because it was much more difficult to produce the much smaller 13.75mm diameter Rolex Calibre 1400 series movements to the same required levels of accuracy and reliability as the movements in the larger gents watches.

The watch we see here is an absolutely delightful example of the ladies Rolex Precision cocktail/bracelet watch in 9ct yellow gold from 1962. This watch is complete with its original full-size integral Rolex bracelet, also in 9ct gold. The condition of the bracelet, watch case, and movement is superb, indicating this watch has only ever seen very occasional and careful use.

The Dial

The silver-white dial with applied Star and Fleur-de-Lis hour indices is in superb condition. It is complete with its original ‘Lancette’ style hands which are also in top condition, especially considering the age of the watch. The hands and dial are original and unrestored and these have been kept rather than replaced, to retain their originality and character.

We use a very high definition camera and macro lens which picks up every detail – much more so than the naked eye. Our camera images while completely honest, can be a little unflattering whereas in real life, any flaws you may notice in the images are almost impossible to see face to face. This is unless one has really excellent 20:20 vision and holds the watch six inches from one’s eye. In fact, if noticed at all, the overall impression is quite charming.

The dial is crowned with the usual Rolex ‘Coronet’ at 12 and is signed ‘Rolex’ with ‘Precision’ below and ‘Swiss’ at the very bottom.

At 15mm diameter, excluding the crown, this is quite a small watch in comparison with most others. However, unless one has poor eyesight, the dial is relatively easy to read, even at arm’s length.

This is the original dial which has been left unrestored, untouched and original to retain its character and charm.

The Case

The 9ct yellow gold case measures 15mm in diameter, excluding the correct Rolex crown. Please note, the size of the winding crown may seem overly large in certain photographs. This is because the watch is small in comparison and the crown needs to be of adequate size in order to wind it. However please be assured, it is the correct, original Rolex crown for this watch.

On the inside of the case-back, the markings are all correct and signed ‘B&S Made for Rolex’ with the case reference number 373335 and UK 9ct hallmarks. The case is of a very solid two-piece design with an integral bezel. This design improves water and dust resistance. The press-fit case-back clicks into place with a firm and satisfying ‘pop’, indicating it is a nice tight fit. The case-back is of full thickness and has never been inscribed.

This watch has been exceptionally well cared for, therefore the case has simply required a clean, a thorough inspection and then a gentle hand-polish to bring it back to its current ‘like new’ condition with no scratches, dings or dimples, or other forms of damage visible to the naked eye.

Please note – our standard advice applies: Vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.

The Movement

The high grade Calibre 1400, 17 Jewel, hand-wound movement is in incredibly clean and sparkling condition and has just been fully overhauled and serviced by our expert vintage Rolex specialist watchmaker.

Rolex went to considerable lengths and expense to ensure its 13.75mm diameter, Cal.1400 series movements performed equally as well as its larger gents Precision movements, and they succeeded! These are indeed high precision movements and the example here is running perfectly, having been calibrated to run consistently within plus or minus 2 seconds per day! This is truly outstanding for any mechanical watch and it is no exaggeration – we have checked the test results on our electronic watch timegrapher. This movement also has an excellent power reserve of 44 hours when fully wound.

The movement is signed ‘Rolex’, ‘Swiss’, ‘Geneve’ and 17 Rubis (Jewels) and is marked with the Calibre number 1400. This particular movement is in beautiful condition and with regular servicing, say every 3 to 4 years, we would fully expect this watch to continue to run very happily for many more decades to come. We are therefore confident in offering this watch with our 12 months written warranty*.

*Please note – our 12 months’ warranty is only applicable if the list price is paid.

The Bracelet

The original, full-size integral Rolex signed bracelet is in matching solid 9ct yellow gold. The bracelet is in immaculate condition and shows no signs of wear or damage visible to the naked eye.

**The bracelet remains at its original standard 16cm length, which means the watch and bracelet are a perfect fit for a lady with a wrist size/circumference of 15 – 16 centimetres. The Rolex signed clasp and lock provide an adjustment of 0.5 centimetres either way, meaning the watch will fit a wrist size 15cm – 16cm or 5.75 inches to 6.25 inches. Please note, the bracelet can be made smaller by our jeweller, by removing one or two links to tailor the bracelet to your wrist size if necessary.

The bracelet is original and as expected, superbly made and quite weighty and substantial. It is also in wonderful condition. While the links do not stretch, they are just flexible enough to hug the wrist beautifully with no gaps or unevenness in any of the links. The bracelet carries 9ct hallmarks.

The original clasp is superbly designed and also quite substantial with a secure second clip which effectively locks the bracelet on the wrist. This means it is impossible for the clasp to become accidentally undone and for the watch to become loose on the wrist.

Please note, we can tailor this bracelet to the size of your wrist if necessary, free of charge.

Box and Papers

Although there are no original papers with the watch, the numbers and markings are all correct, dating this watch to 1962.

A detailed written receipt with 12 months warranty*, and a separate insurance valuation for the replacement value of the watch, will be provided at the time of sale, along with our unique ‘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”.

The Rolex green suede purse shown in the photographs is included in the sale.

In Conclusion

This is a superb, highly collectable and totally usable vintage watch from horology’s most famous name, which will provide an excellent financial investment as well as be something to wear, treasure and enjoy! It will make the perfect gift as well as a practical, accurate and reliable timepiece to use on a regular basis, as you so wish.

A word on our prices – We always try our hardest to acquire the very best quality watches we can find, before then restoring these to the highest possible standards. We then offer these at the fairest prices we can, taking into account our pre and post sales care and service. This approach means we will never be the cheapest, but nor will we be the most expensive. Indeed there are some well known stores in West London which are highly successful, charging between two to three times the price you see here. We therefore consider our prices to be fair, given the quality of watches we have to offer.

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 with our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number.

If you have any questions please call us on 0207 727 7095 or if calling from overseas please call +44 207 727 7095.

Please note, we welcome part exchanges. If you have a watch or small collection for sale, please contact us as we will be happy to discuss this.

We will also be happy to Service your watch, Repair your watch or Restore your watch, all at ‘sensible’ prices. Please see here.

Please take a look at our other fine vintage gold watches.

Thank you.