A little piece of history...

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    A little piece of history...

    Ninety years young and still a ticking. Great presence and patina but the case is in a bit of trouble.

    ROLEX Small Mens Wristwatch.-
    Circa: 1915/20's
    Winding : Manual
    Lug width: 17 mm
    Metal : Silver 0.935
    Measurements: 29 mm approx in diameter from 3 oclock to 9 oclock.
    Bracelet Reference: n/a
    Case Reference: n/a
    Case Serial Number: 11318
    Movement Serial Number: n/a
    Calibre: n/a
    Working Condition: YES.
    NOT RECENTLY SERVICED, TIMED OR REGULATED.:
    Overall Condition of Case: Very good. Apart from tarnishing of Silver, hairline scratches, and bent hinges / lugs. A polish and ultrasonic will do very well.
    Overall Condition of Dial: Poor. Cracks on enamel dials
    Overall Condition of Bracelet:n/a

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    Re: A little piece of history...

    Interesting Rolex.

    The movement is different from many movements of that era. Most early 1900s movements I've seen have the balance wheel directly across from the stem.

    I don't see anything matching the movement in the Ranfft database


    Also, the hallmark doesn't really match the UK hallmarks and I don't have info about other countries hallmark systems for silver

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    Re: A little piece of history...

    Wow, that is a piece of history. It's almost a century old!

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    Re: A little piece of history...

    amazing resemblance to one on the bay right now...
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: A little piece of history...

    Quote Originally Posted by bjohnson View Post
    Interesting Rolex.

    The movement is different from many movements of that era. Most early 1900s movements I've seen have the balance wheel directly across from the stem.
    Well spotted. This movement was designed to have the seconds sub-dial opposite the stem. Given its size it was probably intended for a pendant watch. For reasons of simple elegance, the seconds dial has been deleted from this wristwatch.

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    Re: A little piece of history...

    Certainly is historic nice.




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    Re: A little piece of history...

    I love these early watches, especially Rolex.

    Here is a site that discusses old Swiss silver hallmarks...

    http://poincon.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for posting your pics!

    Regards

    Tim

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