Rolex Precision 9k, 1958, 33mm – Sorry Now Sold – 30th March ’17

£2,750

100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Restored, Serviced & Guaranteed

Medium to Large 33mm Diameter  Case

High Grade Cal.700, 17 Jewels Hand Wound Movement

Rolex Swiss made 9ct UK Hallmark Solid Yellow Gold Case

Most Sought After Beautifully Restored 3-6-9 ‘Arabic’ White Dial

New High Quality Blue ‘Croc’ Leather Strap & Rolex Buckle

A Beautiful Very Lightly Used Immaculate Example

Rolex Presentation Box Included

12 months Written Warranty*

Free UK Next Day Delivery!

Overseas Fedex Delivery £45

vgw ref. R416

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Description

Here we have a simply gorgeous, fully restored 9ct vintage Rolex Precision gentleman’s dress watch from 1958. The classic Gold Rolex Crown and ‘3 6 9’ creamy white dial is our favourite design and the small subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o’clock simply adds to the appeal.

This is a very clean and well cared for example which has undergone some light and sympathetic restoration to bring it back to almost new condition once more.

The watch has a solid gold 33mm diameter case (not including the original Rolex crown), which is in excellent condition. The case is mid to large size by the standards of the period. However, given the modern trends for larger and larger watches, this watch would be the equivalent of a small sized gentleman’s watch today, or a large(ish) sized ladies watch. It carries a high grade Rolex Cal 700 hand wound movement which is in amazing, sparkling condition.

The Dial

This is, in our opinion the most elegant Rolex Precision dial with the gold Rolex Crown at 12 o’clock, classic 3, 6 & 9 ‘Arabic’ numerals and a creamy white dial with outer minutes markers. The original gilt ‘leaf’ hands are all in excellent condition. In addition to the Rolex crown, the dial is simply signed Rolex and ‘Shock Resisting’. This is the original dial which has been restored by the best dial restorers in the UK. The lens has been replaced by a new original part.

The Movement

The watch carries its original high grade Rolex calibre 700 Precision movement which as can be seen is in sparkling clean condition. The movement has been completely disassembled by our vintage Rolex specialist watchmaker and then cleaned, inspected under high magnification and rebuilt using only original Rolex replacement parts where required. His work is amazing and following careful calibration and testing on 10th November, this watch was running within +7 seconds per day. This is truly exceptional for a vintage watch of this age! The movement is all correctly signed ‘MONTRES ROLEX SA GENEVA’, ‘SWISS’, and ‘SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS’ with the Calibre number 700. These movements are strong, accurate and very reliable making this watch is perfectly suited for regular everyday use. This particular movement is in A1 condition and with regular servicing, every 3 years, we would fully expect this watch to run happily for many more decades to come! We are therefore pleased to offer a 12 months warranty on this watch movement*.

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

The Case

The original solid 9ct yellow gold case, bezel and case-back are all in superb condition with no marks or scratches visible to the naked eye. This watch has been lovingly cared for and so the case has simply required careful inspection and cleaning by our Watch Case-Maker and a gentle polish to bring back its current ‘like new’ condition. The outside of the case back is high polished and has never been engraved.

The case measures 33mm in diameter not including the crown and so this was a mid to large sized Rolex Precision when new.

Inside the case-back, all the markings are correct for a Rolex Swiss made case, carrying the Rolex crown and the Rolex reference 9492. The case-back also carries Edinburgh UK 9ct hallmarks which date the watch to 1958.

The Strap and Buckle

The strap fitted is a new high quality padded, blue (genuine) crocodile leather strap, to be with a Rolex gold plated buckle (on back-order). Please note, we have fitted a mid-blue strap just to lift the overall style of the watch a little. As can be seen in our other listings, our usual fit, classic vintage strap, is a brown genuine crocodile strap. However a more formal black crocodile strap looks perfect. For a more modern look, the light brown ostrich leather strap is increasingly popular so if a different colour or style of strap is preferred, please let us know and we will do our best to oblige,  free of charge.

Box and Papers

Although there are no original papers with this watch, the numbers and markings are all correct, dating this watch to 1958. A fully detailed written receipt, our 12 months warranty* and our Vintage Gold Watches ‘Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee’ will be provided on the date of sale. A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value, will also be provided and a matching Rolex presentation box will be included in the sale of this watch. For more information, please check our FAQs.

In Conclusion 

This is first class example of a 1958 vintage 9ct Rolex Precision which is ready to wear and enjoy. It is completely practical for everyday use and if treated with care, will give excellent service and make an excellent investment / heirloom piece. Even though vintage gold Rolex prices have risen markedly recently, we still feel great examples such as this are still undervalued. Indeed, they offer great value for money. Our reasoning? Because as each year goes by, the world market for vintage gold Rolex watches is growing, both here at home and in the emerging new markets and as these markets expand, prices are destined to climb ever higher for the foreseeable future.

This is a highly collectable vintage gold watch from horology’s most famous name which will provide an excellent financial investment as well as something to treasure and enjoy!

Please note, all vintage watches should be kept away from water and dust at all times. Even though a watch may have been specified as waterproof when new, we do not test for this and it is not guaranteed. All the rubber seals have been replaced during the restoration of this watch but due to the age of the watch it may not be watertight.

*Note – Our 12 Months warranty is only included if the list price is paid.

We are happy to accept Paypal as this is the quickest and easiest method of payment. However if you would like to pay 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 UK cheque although this will take 3 to 4 days to clear.

For overseas buyers, if wish to pay by International SWIFT or Bank Wire Transfer we will provide you our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number we will be pleased to assist you with this and pass on a 3% saving to you.

Please note, we are able to take part-exchanges, – please enquire.

We are able to accept part payment to reserve this watch, – please enquire.

Please also ask about our ‘Layaway scheme’ simply a 20% followed by 8 monthly payments of 10%

In fact, if you have any questions at all, please call on Landline 0207 727 7095 or Mobile 07515 949250

Or if calling from overseas on Landline +44 207 727 7095 or Mobile +44 7515 949250

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

Thank you.