Rolex Precision 9K Coin Edge 1956 Honeycomb Dial – Sorry Now Sold 1st Oct. ’16

£2,950

100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Inspected, Serviced & Guaranteed

High Grade Cal.1210, 17 Jewels Hand Wound Movement

D.S.&S  9ct Hallmarked ‘Coin Edge’ Solid Yellow Gold Case

Original White Honeycombe Dial in Superb Unrestored Condition

New High Quality Dark Brown ‘Croc’ Leather Strap & Rolex Buckle

A Beautiful Very Lightly Used Immaculate Example

Large Sized 34mm Diameter ‘Coin Edge’ Case

Offered with 12 months Written Warranty*

Free UK Delivery Next Day Delivery!

Rolex Presentation Box Included

Overseas Fedex £45

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Description

Here we have a beautifully designed gentleman’s, 9ct vintage Rolex Precision ‘Coin Edge’ dress watch from 1956. The 34mm coin edge case and white honeycomb dial make this is a rare and highly sought after watch, especially when found in such good condition. This is a watch which has led a charmed life and you will be unlikely to find a better example!

The Dial

The original dial has a white honeycomb textured finish and after close inspection and some careful cleaning we found it to be in very good original condition. In such good condition in fact, we took the decision that rather than proceed with its restoration, it is perhaps better left in its original state. Note – this is a very rare exception as we restore the dials on almost all of the watches we offer for sale. Please note therefore, the dial is not quite as perfect as it would be if we had chosen to have it restored by our dial restorers. The option to restore the dial remains and if, once you have bought the watch, you receive it and you decide you would prefer to have it fully restored, we will do this for you free of charge.

The Movement

The watch carries its original high grade Rolex Calibre 1210 Precision movement which as can be seen, is in spectacularly 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 on 28th September ’16, the watch was calibrated and running consistently within 7 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’ and the Calibre number 1210. These movements are strong, accurate and very reliable, making the watch is perfectly suited for regular everyday use. This particular movement is in A1 condition and with regular servicing every 3 to 4 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*.

The Case

The case, case-back and ‘Coin Edge’ bezel are all in superb condition with no marks or scratches visible to the naked eye. This watch case has been lovingly cared for and so has simply required a careful clean and gentle polish to bring it back to its current ‘like new’ condition. The outside of the case-back is unmarked and polished and has never been engraved. The case measures 34mm in diameter, not including the original crown and so this is a large sized Rolex Precision. Inside the case back the markings are all correct for a Rolex watch case made by one of their two U.K. case-makers, D.S.&S  (David Shackman & Sons Ltd) along with reference number 1531. The case-back also carries London 9ct hallmarks which date this watch to 1956.

The Strap and Buckle

The strap fitted is a new very high quality dark brown ‘croc’ leather strap and Rolex gold buckle plated.  Please note 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, or 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 all correct, dating the watch to 1956. A detailed written receipt, with a 12 month warranty* and a separate insurance valuation for the replacement value will be provided at the time of sale. A matching Rolex presentation box will be included in the sale.

In Conclusion

This is a truly first class example of a 1956 vintage Rolex Precision ‘Coin Edge’ which is ready to wear and completely practical for every day use. If treated with care it 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 collectible vintage gold watch from horology’s most famous name which will provide an excellent financial investment as well as something to treasure and enjoy!

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.

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

If you have any questions 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 note we welcome part exchanges.

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