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1985 Rolex Explorer II Orange Hand Bracelet Watch (Full-set Box & Docs.)


ROLEX: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II "Steve McQueen" Chronometer bracelet watch, circa 1985. Large stainless steel case with original calibrated 24 hour bezel (lightly refurbished and with minor surface marks), acrylic plexi-crystal, screw down Rolex Twinlock winding crown, and polished screw case back, in very good (lightly-) refurbished condition. Lovely original crisp matte black dial with bold tritium hour markers and 24 hour calibrations, signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, and T Swiss -25 T. Original white tritium baton hands, bright orange 24 hour pointer, and white centre seconds hand, all with matched luminous in-fill. Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel Rolex Oyster solid link bracelet with folding deployant buckle, in very good used condition with some lateral play between the links. Box: supplied with the period "slash card" Rolex presentation case, and outer cardboard box Accessories: Your Rolex Oyster and Rolex Explorer 1016/1655 instruction booklets, numbered hang tag, red Chronometer seal, calendar card Documentation: plastic wallet with the original "punched papers" guarantee certificate dated 1985 (UK supplied), and past Rolex service repair documents. The so-called Steve McQueen or "Freccione" Explorer is proving to be an investment-grade timepiece! Model ref. 1655 Case no. 7205*** Price: £21,500 (Stock #27335) Status: Available


1966 Rolex Submariner Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner bracelet watch, circa 1966. Stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating calibrated diving bezel with "fat-font kissing-4" insert (nicely patinated to a brown-black and with light surface marks) and replaced "pearl", broad thick case shoulders, polished case sides, Rolex "Twinlock" screw down winding crown, in good used condition. Replacement low dome acrylic crystal fitted. Very good original screw case back lightly engraved with the owner's name and Royal Marines service number, overlaid with NATO-strap rubbing. Fitted with a rare glossy black dial (very light surface crackling to the lacquer coating, and "cosmic star-burst" speckling towards the centre) with bright gilt lettering and gilt minute dashes in very good overall condition (very slight nibbling on some lume plots), signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, 200m=660ft, Submariner, and Swiss T-25. Original white metal Mercedes pattern hands (some ageing, minute hand refilled). Nickel plated Rolex calibre 1520 automatic mechanism, recently serviced by our independant expert watchmaker, and in very good working order. Fitted with the Rolex Oyster folded link bracelet (7836 with 382 end-pieces) with folding deployant buckle, in good used condition with lateral play between the links and minor surface marks. Box: supplied in a vintage Rolex coffin top presentation case. The original documentation is not present. It is our understanding the original owner was a serving Royal Marine who purchased the watch and wore it throughout his Naval career. The watch is fitted with a slightly earlier gilt dial, and we must assume the original metres first matt dial was replaced early in the watch's history. Model ref. 5513 Case no. 1695*** Caseback Date code: I.66 Price: £15,000 (Stock #27310) Status: Available


1956 Rolex Submariner Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Rare stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 100m bracelet watch, circa 1956. Stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating calibrated diving bezel with "grey-fade" insert (light surface scuffs, later tritium pearl), low dome acrylic plexi-crystal, Rolex "Twinlock" screw down winding crown, polished case sides, and screw case back, in good used condition. The serial number between the lugs at 6 o'clock has been rubbed by the bracelet endpiece and is not legible. Fitted with a rare glossy black tritium service chapter ring dial (slight blistering to outer edge) signed (in white print) Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, 100m=330ft, Submariner, and Swiss T-25. Polished white metal Mercedes pattern tritium hands (some ageing, and surface tarnish). Nickel plated Rolex calibre 1030 twenty five jewel automatic mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with the Rolex Oyster C&I American market rivet link bracelet with folding deployant buckle, in very good used condition. Box: supplied in a Rolex travel pouch. The original documentation is not present. This is a rare example of an early no-crown-guard Rolex Submariner watch referred to as the "small crown James Bond" model. Model ref. 6536 1 Caseback Date code: II.56 Price: £18,000 (Stock #27290) Status: Available


Bi-Colour Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Gentleman's gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Chronometer bracelet watch, circa late 1960's. Stainless steel case (34mms excluding winder) with serrated gold bezel, acrylic plexi-crystal, gold Rolex Twinlock screw down winding crown, and polished case-sides, in very good used condition. The case body was replaced by Rolex during a previous service as the original mid-case was damaged. Brushed midnight-blue dial with applied gold baton hour markers and matching baton hands. Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, and Swiss Made. Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with the gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster folded-link bracelet (has been shortened) in very good refurbished condition. Box: supplied in our rolex-style presentation case and outer cardboard box. The original guarantee is not present. Model ref. 1500 Case no. 4463*** Price: £2,650 (Stock #27280) Status: Available


White Gold and Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: White gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer bracelet watch, circa 2001. Classic 36mm stainless steel case with fluted 18k white gold bezel, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, screw down Rolex Twinlock winding crown, and screw caseback, in very good used condition. Original brushed dusky copper-pink dial with applied radiating white gold Roman numeral hour markers, date window at 3, and polished white gold baton hands. Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Datejust, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, and T Swiss Made T. Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with polished centre links, and folding deployant buckle, in very good used condition. Box: supplied in the green leather Rolex presentation case and outer cardboard box Accessories: Rolex Datejust instruction booklet, red Chronometer seal, green leather wallet. The original guarantee is not present. This watch was previously owned by a lady, and is a model provingly increasing popular to the female market! Model ref. 16234 Case no. K132*** Price: £3,500 (Stock #27160) Status: Available


Rare Stainless Steel 36mm Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Rare stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer ref. 1018 automatic centre seconds bracelet watch, circa 1965. Slim stainless steel three piece case (36mms) with polished bezel, acrylic plexi-crystal, screw down Rolex Twinlock winding crown, and screw case back, in very good used condition. Brushed silver-grey dial with applied metal baton hour markers and matching baton hands (light surface tarnish) and centre seconds hand. Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, and T Swiss T. Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel Rolex Jubilee roller-link link bracelet with folding deployant buckle, in very good used condition. Box: supplied in our Rolex-style presentation box and outer cardboard box Documentation: later Rolex Oyster booklet, black Rolex wallet, and the original retailer's guarantee certificate dated 1967. The ref. 1018 is a relatively rare model, and the slim 36mm case size makes this a very wearable watch. This is a lovely example! Model ref. 1018 Case no. 1269*** Price: £2,750 (Stock #27195) Status: Available


1951 Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Shock-Resisting Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster Shock-Resisting manual wind centre seconds bracelet watch, circa 1951. Stainless steel case (31mms excluding winder) with polished stainless steel bezel, screw down Rolex Twinlock winding crown, and screw caseback, in very good used condition. Original off-white metal dial with raised gilt Arabic numeral hour markers, outer printed minute markers, signed Rolex Oyster Shock-Resisting and Swiss. Gilt leaf hands and blued steel centre seconds hand. Nickel plated Rolex fifteen jewel lever mechanism, recently overhauled by an independant specialist watchmaker, and in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel riveted spring-link Rolex Oyster bracelet with folding deployant buckle (date code 1.65) in very good used condition. Box: supplied in our rolex style presentation case and outer cardboard box. The original certificate is not present. Model ref. 6244 Case no. 835*** Price: £1,650 (Stock #27165) Status: Available


Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual "3-6-9 Lattice Dial" Chronometer Watch


ROLEX: Gentleman's gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer strap watch, circa 1958. 9ct yellow gold case (34mms) with polished yellow gold bezel, acrylic crystal, gold-capped Rolex screw down Twinlock winding crown, polished case sides, and screw caseback (some tool marks on the knurling), in very good used condition. Fine original honeycomb lattice textured white dial with raised gold quarter Arabic numerals and arrowhead hour markers, signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Officially Certified Chronometer, and Swiss. Gold baton hands and blued steel centre seconds hand. Self-winding Rolex automatic mechanism, recently serviced by an independant watchmaker and in very good working order. Fitted with a new Hirsch lizard skin strap. Box: supplied in our green rolex-style presentation case and outer cardboard box. The original certificate is not present. Model ref. 6564 Case no. 449*** Price: £2,850 (Stock #27230) Status: Available


1936 Gold Rolex Cushion Case Strap Watch


ROLEX: Gentleman's 9ct gold Rolex "Cushion" manual wind strap watch, circa 1936. Large polished two-piece cushion-shaped 9ct (slightly-pink) gold case (32x32mms excluding winder), gilt winding crown, polished snap-on caseback (signed inside), and soldered wire strap-bars, in very good used condition. Original circular ivory-white dial with raised Arabic numeral hour markers, printed minute track and subsidiary seconds dial, signed Rolex and Swiss Made. Original blued steel hands. Circular nickel plated manual wind Rolex jewel lever mechanism, recently serviced and in good working order. Fitted with a complementary brown lizard grain Hirsch leather strap. This is a lovely original antique Rolex! Box: supplied in a green rolex-style presentation case. Model ref. 672 Case no. 26656 Price: £1,595 (Stock #26620) Status: Available


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