Hey everyone, Happy New Year! Iíd appreciate a little insight into my late fathers Rolex, which I recently got out of storage with a view to servicing it.
Itís history is that he bought it way back in 1955 in Hong Kong. Apparently the bracelet is original. However inspecting it after last seeing it years ago, Iím wondering if the model didnít originally have a leather strap? The metal bracelet doesnít see to have a flush join with the face, which Iíd expect of a Rolex. The bracelet also tapers in, which Iíve not seen before, yet it does have the Rolex crown on it.
A little bit of further info. My father last had the watch serviced back in the late 60s (from an official Rolex service shop in St Jamesís Park London and was told there was no suspicion of fake parts.
Can anyone tell me if the bracelet is an original or not? Or just give me their thoughts on the piece. The strap just seems odd to me.