Rolex Precision 9ct 1971 33mm Solid Gold Numerals
100% Genuine & All Original
Fully Restored, Serviced and Guaranteed
A Beautiful and Very Lightly Used Example
Standard Case Size 33mm, Excluding the Crown
Immaculate Rolex Swiss Made 9ct Yellow Gold Case
Rare Silver-White Dial with 18ct Solid Gold Numerals
Original, Immaculately Restored ‘1 – 12’ Dial with New Lens
High-Grade Cal.1225 Hand-Wound Movement in Sparkling Condition
High Quality Brown Crocodile Strap & Rolex Gold Plated Buckle
All Fully Restored and in Tip-Top Condition Throughout
Matching Rolex Precision Presentation Box Included
VGWL 12 Months’ Written Warranty Included*
VGWL Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee
Free Worldwide FedEx Delivery
Free UK Special Delivery
Founded in 1905 in England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, the partnership became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915 and moved to its new Geneva headquarters in 1919. The success of the wristwatch can be largely attributed to many of Rolex’s innovations which made the company one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These have included its famous “Oyster” case — the world’s first water-resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and its “Perpetual” — the world’s first reliable, self-winding movement for the wristwatch, launched in 1933. These would form the foundation for Rolex’s Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956. Also and equally importantly, Rolex is known for its sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.
Here we have a stunning, fully restored gentleman’s 9ct vintage Rolex Precision dress watch from 1971. This watch carries solid gold numerals and an elegant silver-white 1 – 12 dial, making this is a highly sought after watch, especially when found in such excellent condition.
This is one of our most popular Rolex Precision dials. The original silver-white dial with applied 1 – 12 standard Arabic numerals is a classic, clean and simple Rolex design. The original, restored gilt Index hands are beautifully elegant, completing this dial perfectly. Of particular note are the 1 – 12 numerals which on this dial are made of solid 18ct gold. This very rare among Rolex precision dials.
This is the original dial which has been restored to the very highest standards by our dial restorers who are considered to be the best in the UK.
The watch carries its original, high grade Rolex Calibre 1225 Precision movement which as can be seen, is in sparkling clean condition. The movement has been completely disassembled, cleaned, inspected and rebuilt using original Rolex parts, only where required, by our vintage Rolex specialist watchmaker. His work is superb and when finally tested and calibrated, the watch was running consistently at +9 seconds per day which is truly exceptional for any vintage watch of this age. The movement is all correctly signed ‘MONTRES ROLEX SA GENEVA’, ‘SWISS’, and ‘SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS’, with the Calibre number 1225 and the reference number 5760. These movements are robust, accurate and very reliable, making the watch perfectly suited for regular everyday use. This particular movement is in A1 condition and with regular servicing every 2-3 years, we would fully expect this watch to run happily for many more decades to come! We are pleased to offer a 12-month warranty on this watch movement*.
*Please note – our 12 months’ warranty is only included if the list price is paid.
The 9ct yellow gold watch case measures 33mm in diameter, excluding the Rolex signed crown, making this a typical sized watch for 1971. It is of particularly high quality, having been made for Rolex by Dennison & Sons. Dennison & Sons of Birmingham were one of three English case-makers used by Rolex, the others being Shackman & Sons of London and Britton & Sons of Birmingham U.K. The case is of a very high quality two-piece construction with a press fit case-back which fits and clicks back with a reassuring click.
The case, the case-back and bezel are all in superb condition with no marks or scratches visible to the naked eye. The watch has been beautifully well cared for and so after a close inspection has simply required a careful clean and a gentle polish to bring it back to its current, almost as new condition.
The case-back is of full thickness and importantly, has never been engraved. Inside the case-back, the markings are all correct for a Rolex watch case made by one of its three U.K case-makers and signed D&S (Dennison & Sons) along with the reference number 88811. The case-back also carries London U.K. 9ct hallmarks which date this watch to 1971.
This watch was not specified as water-resistant when new. As ever, our standard advice applies: Vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.
The Strap and Buckle
The strap fitted is a new, high quality Dark Brown Crocodile waterproof leather strap with a Rolex gold plated buckle. However, 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. We carry tan, conker, dark brown and black in stock and in plain padded leather, crocodile skin or lizard skin.
The Box and Papers
Although there are no original papers with this watch, all the numbers and markings on the watch are correct, dating the watch to 1971. A detailed written receipt with 12 months’ warranty* and a separate insurance valuation for the replacement value 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 Precision Presentation Box as shown, is included in the sale.
This is a truly first class example of a vintage Rolex Precision which is ready to wear and completely practical for everyday use. If treated with care, this will make an excellent investment or heirloom piece. Even though vintage gold Rolex prices have risen markedly recently, we still feel good examples such as this are still undervalued and as each year goes by and the world market for vintage gold Rolex watches continues to expand, prices will continue to climb ever higher.
This is a highly collectable vintage gold watch from horology’s most famous name which will provide an excellent financial investment as well as be something to treasure and enjoy!
A word on our prices – We always try our hardest to acquire the very highest quality watches we can find, before then restoring them 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 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 on +44 207 727 7095.
Please note, we also welcome part exchanges. If you have a watch or small collection for sale, please let us know and we will be happy to discuss this.
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