Up for sale is my vintage 1954 Rolex Oysterdate with the roulette date wheel and is in amazing condition for the year.
Model: Oysterdate Precision
Movement Cal: 740
Band: 2/55 Oyster Stretch Bracelet with #57 ends
Now that I got the technical stuff out of the way I can talk about how fantastic this watch is. It is a 1954 on a early 55 band. The watch is all original. The hands dial and even the Brevet cross Rolex crown. Most of these have a replacement crown but this still has the original one. The serial is a 16k which makes it very close to when Rolex restarted their numbers. The dial is 100% original and is the "honeycomb" type. The dial has aged evenly and is very nice to look at. The crystal is the correct flat top with the proper magnification cyclops. The case has not been over polished or modified.
The band is a fully marked and correct 2/55 Oyster stretch type with the correct 57 ends. It has all the correct lengths and fits a 7 inch up to a 8 inch wrist. I replaced the springbars with the correct thick ones you would have found on this model. I am also including another 2/55 with 57 ends that has issues but would be excellent for restoration or extra links if needed. I had a quote from Michael Young in HK of $150 for a restoration of the spare band. These are not common or cheap bands and the chance for you to have spares for the working one is almost unheard of in a sale.
The watch was serviced in the last 6 months and is running great. The date changes at midnight and the hands set smoothly.
A non honeycomb refinished dial 6294 with the correct band sold for over $2k on the bay and that did not have a spare band either.
I would like $2800 OBRO shipped CONUS. I will ship overseas and split the shipping costs with you. I ship insured USPS Priority with full tracking and signature confirmation. Payment is via Paypal as usual. Check out my rep here...I like to make transactions smooth and friendly.