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A selection of Collectable and Rare Vintage Rolex Professional / Sports watches . . .

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1983 Rolex Explorer II "Steve McQueen" Bracelet Watch (Box & Papers)


ROLEX: Gent's stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II "Steve McQueen" Chronometer bracelet watch, circa 1983. Large stainless steel case with calibrated 24 hour bezel and acrylic crystal, screw down Rolex Twinlock winding crown, and polished screw case back, in very good used condition. Original crisp matt dial with original bold tritium hour markers and 24 hour calibration, signed Rolex , Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, and T Swiss -25 T. Original white baton hands, very distinctive orange 24 hour pointer, and white centre seconds hand, all with matched luminous in-fill. Nickel plated Rolex automatic mechanism, recently serviced by an independant Rolex watch-repairer, and in very good working order. Fitted with the original stainless steel Rolex Oyster solid link bracelet with folding deployant buckle, in very good used condition. Box: supplied with the period "slash card" Rolex presentation case, and outer cardboard box Accessories: Rolex Explorer instruction booklet, red Chronometer seal Documentation: plastic wallet with the original "punched papers" papers dated 1983, and two past Rolex service repair certificates. Model ref. 1655 Case no. 6251*** Price: GBP 12,500 (Stock #21460) Status: Available


1983 Rolex "Great White" Sea-Dweller Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual "Great White" Sea Dweller Date Chronometer bracelet watch, circa 1983. Large size stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating diving bezel with black insert, acrylic crystal, screw down "Triplock" winding crown, and helium gas escape valve in the case-side, in very good used condition. Rare original "transitional" screw case back engraved "Rolex Oyster" with the twin Rolex crowns, and "Original Gas Escape Valve". Matt black dial with orangey tritium dot and baton hour markers, signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date, Sea-Dweller, 2,000ft=610m, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, and Swiss T-25. Original polished Mercedes-pattern hour and minute hands with matching orangey tritium luminous in-fill, and replaced centre seconds hand. Self-winding nickel plated Rolex cal. 1570 twenty-six jewel automatic mechanism just fully serviced by our specialist watchmaker and in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel solid link Rolex Oyster bracelet (ref. 93150) with Fliplock buckle, in very good used condition. Box: supplied in a period Rolex presentation case (watch holder replaced), and outer cardboard box. The original guarantee is not present. Model ref. 1665 Case no. 8040*** Price: GBP 8,000 (Stock #22320) Status: Available


1981 Rolex "Great White" Sea-Dweller Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual "Great White" Sea Dweller Date Chronometer bracelet watch, circa 1981. Large size stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating diving bezel with black insert, acrylic crystal, screw down "Triplock" winding crown, and helium gas escape valve in the case-side, in very good used condition. Screw case back engraved "Rolex" with the twin Rolex crowns, and "Rolex Patent Original Gas Escape Valve". Matt black dial with eggshell-white tritium dot and baton hour markers, signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date, Sea-Dweller, 2,000ft=610m, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, and Swiss T-25. Luminous polished white gold Mercedes-pattern hands. Self-winding nickel plated Rolex cal. 1570 twenty-six jewel automatic mechanism, just serviced by our expert watchmaker, and in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel solid link Rolex Oyster bracelet (ref. 93150) with Fliplock buckle, in very good used condition. Box: supplied in a period Rolex presentation case (watch holder replaced), and outer cardboard box. The original guarantee is not present. Model ref. 1665 Case no. 7265*** Price: GBP 7,500 (Stock #22430) Status: Available


1978 Rolex Submariner Date Bracelet Watch


ROLEX: Gent's stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner 200m Chronometer bracelet watch, circa 1978. Large size stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating diving bezel with black calibrated insert, screw-down Rolex Triplock winding crown, polished case sides, screw case back, and "top-hat" acrylic crystal with cyclops lens, in very good used condition. Matt black dial signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 660ft=200m, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, and Swiss T-25. Tritium Mercedes pattern hands. Self-winding Rolex calibre 1570 twenty-six jewel automatic mechanism just fully serviced by our specialist watchmaker and in very good working order. Fitted with the solid link stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet (ref. 93150) with Fliplock clasp, 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. 1680 Case no. 5581*** Price: GBP 4,800 (Stock #22265) Status: Available


1972 Rolex-Comex Submariner Ref. 5514 Bracelet Watch (Helium Escape Valve)


ROLEX: Very rare stainless steel Rolex-Comex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 660ft=200m ref. 5514 bracelet watch, issued to the Comex Diving Organisation in the mid-1970s. Large size stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating black diving bezel, "prototype Sea-Dweller" helium gas escape valve in the case side at 9 o'clock, screw down Rolex Triplock winding crown, and low-domed acrylic crystal, in very good refurbished condition, with some minor dents (this was a professional working watch!). Original screw case back with the engraved Rolex and Comex markings and the Rolex crown, signed and numbered inside with the full matching serial number. Fitted with the Rolex gloss black "Comex logo" service dial with luminous white gold hour markers and matching Mercedes pattern hands. Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, "comex" printed in black on a white block, Submariner 660ft=200m, and Swiss. Self-winding nickel-plated Rolex calibre 1520 automatic mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with the solid link Rolex Oyster Fliplock bracelet (ref. 93150) in very good used condition. Box: supplied in a Rolex presentation case Documentation: supplied with the original past service documentation (estimates, invoice, service guarantee) from Rolex UK at Bexley dated 2001. This watch, originally supplied to the pioneering French diving company, Comex, carries the exclusive Rolex-Comex model reference and is a prototype watch with the early gas escape valve. This is a very desirable collectors watch which is being offered from The Old Watch Shop "museum collection"! Model ref. 5514 Case no. 3804*** Price: GBP 28,000 (Stock #22560) Status: Available


1960 Rolex "Gilt Chapter Ring Dial" Submariner Ref. 5512


ROLEX: Rare stainless steel gloss gilt shapter ring dial Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner bracelet watch, circa 1960. Stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating calibrated diving bezel (nicely patinated "fat font" insert with light surface marks), broad brushed shoulders, polished case sides, Rolex "Twinlock" screw down winding crown with pointed crown-guards, and domed acrylic crystal, in very good used condition. Screw case back in good condition but with two indentations to the coin edging for use of a two prong case opener. Rare glossy black dial (light crackling to the lacquer coating and ageing to the lume-plots) with gilt chapter ring minute markers, signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual, 200m=660ft (in silver print), Submariner and Swiss. Gilt Mercedes pattern hands, and white metal seconds hand, with some ageing. Nickel plated Rolex calibre 1530 twenty five jewel automatic mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with the stainless steel Rolex Oyster rivet link bracelet (ref. 7206) in very good used condition. Box: supplied in a coffin-top Rolex presentation box (replacement slash card watch-holder). The original guarantee is not present. This is a rare and early example of the Submariner 5512 in honest used condition, and will be a usable addition to any Submariner collection. Model ref. 5512 Case no. 577*** Caseback Date code: II.60 Price: GBP 13,950 (Stock #22665) Status: Available


1965 Rolex "Gilt Dial" Submariner Ref. 5513


ROLEX: Rare stainless steel gloss gilt dial Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner watch, circa 1965. Stainless steel case with bi-directional rotating calibrated diving bezel (nicely patinated and with light surface marks), broad brushed shoulders, polished case sides, Rolex "Triplock" screw down winding crown, and acrylic crystal, in very good used condition. Screw case back in very good condition. Rare glossy black dial (very light crackling to the lacquer coating) 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. Lightly aged white metal tritium Mercedes pattern hands. Nickel plated Rolex calibre 1520 automatic mechanism in very good working order. Fitted with an Army-style cloth strap. Box: supplied in our Rolex-style presentation box and outer cardboard box. The watch is complete with a Rolex UK service guarantee card dated 2010. Model ref. 5513 Case no. 1345*** Caseback Date code: III.65 Price: GBP 7,500 (Stock #22650) Status: Available


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