Lot 78: Rolex Vintage Square Wristwatch, Ref. 4643, Switzerland, c.1950
26 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Rolex Vintage Square Wristwatch, Ref. 4643
Switzerland, circa 1950
Automatic movement, 19 jewels, No. A 78936; hours, minutes, seconds
Silver dial with applied rose gold Arabic numeral and Baton hour-markers, constant seconds subdial; Rose gold Dauphine hands
18kt Yellow Gold case, crown, and snap-on caseback
Black leather strap with Original Rolex Plated pin buckle
Hallmarked on the case, inner caseback, and buckle
Case No. 676215
Case Dimensions: 28mm x 36.5mm
Very good age-related condition with minor traces of wear: case has minor scratches, dial shows age-related patina and a slight discoloration on the bottom right, crownstem is slightly bent; Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense
Please be advised that straps or bands made of materials derived from regulated species materials (including lizard, alligator, crocodile, et al) may not be sold with the watches and may be for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping.
Rolex was the vision of Hans Wilsdorf, who founded a watch company in 1905 in London. It wasn’t until 1920 that the company moved to Geneva and the Rolex name was registered. The brand gained its popularity by producing the first water and dust proof watch, known as the Oyster. Since then the brand has patented many inventions that are essential to modern timepieces, such as the perpetual movement with a self-winding rotor, an invention found in every automatic timepiece. Many Rolex time pieces have gained a high popularity among collectors and are very sought after today.Overhaul is recommended at the buyer’s expense. Long-term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. Size and weight may deviate from the manufacturer’s indication. All watches are hand-measured and weighed.
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