ANOTHER SUPERB AND EXTREMELY RARE ROLEX MILITARY WATCH FIND FROM ANTIQUETIMEONLINE! A BEAUTIFUL EARLY 1940'S ROLEX MILITARY ISSUE RARER WHITE DIAL POCKET WATCH IN BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL CONDITION. THIS TYPE OF ROLEX WATCH WAS USED BY THE BRITISH MILITARY AS A BACK UP TO A CHRONOMETER AND WOULD HAVE FITTED INTO A HOLDER. A WATCH FOR THE COLLECTOR, OR THE ROLEX ENTHUSIAST. This is a nice original chromed two piece screw back and bezel watch case.The back of the case is numbered B1299 on the case back and has its matching number on the bottom of the case. It has the military broad arrow marking for a British Military timepiece which is partly worn. The case is in good original field worn condition showing some light wear to parts of the case and a few dings and scratches that I can see (see pics).
The inside of the case back is fully marked for the Rolex watch company. The outside of the case back has some normal wear and tear from service usage and a NOTICEABLE mark where an opening tool has been used BADLY. The watch measures 5.2cms (52mm) In diameter, excluding the crown.This is a stunning and beautiful QUALITY original ROLEX military watch case. This is an absolutely lovely, and most importantly totally original fully signed white dial. I can see no hairlines or other damage. The sub second dial has a light patina and is slightly darker than the rest of the dial.
The dial is FULLY signed "ROLEX" in black painted lettering and'Swiss Made' on the bottom of the dial. It has painted Arabic and numerals bordered by a black minute track which is in good original condition.
The beautiful steel'spade' style contemporary minute, hour and minute hands are in excellent condition. This is a really lovely dial in excellent original condition.The crystal is new and as such is in excellent condition. This is a beautiful and absolutely genuine ROLEX FULLY SIGNED AND NUMBERED HI GRADE cal 548 15 jewel manual wind movement. It has a beautiful finish and is FULLY signed on the top plate in a beautiful typesetting, showing its true ROLEX roots.
The watch winds smoothly and sets with ease. It is in full running condition and has nice quiet operation and has just been FULLY SERVICED by my watchmaker. The watch is keeping good time as tested over a 12 hour period.The stainless original crown looks genuine to the watch, and is in excellent condition showing slight normal wear. The crown has a later chain ring added as this type of ROLEX watch did not have one as it was fitted into a holder. THIS IS A FABULOUS AND RARE MILITARY ISSUE ROLEX TIMEPIECE. IF YOU ARE AN ENTHUSIAST OR COLLECTOR YOU WOULD BE MAD TO MISS THIS HOROLOGICAL BEAUTY. I have described all of my items to the best of my knowledge. You may only return an item if there was a mistake made by me in the description of the item that I have overlooked. Please remember that vintage watches have survived for many decades by being treated well. Vintage watches are not for wearing while doing yard work, working out, or swimming. Vintage watches cannot keep time like their quartz cousins and will need altering on average between +-2 to +-5 mins per day. They are a little more destructible than modern watches. Vintage watches also require periodic service and cleaning. Every couple of years, they would like their 20,000 mile checkup, oil change, and general service.
By taking care of your vintage watch, you will have years of great service, and a quality heirloom to pass to another generation. The item "ANTIQUE WW2 SWISS ROLEX 40'S MILITARY POCKET WATCH BACK UP CHRONOMETER SERVICED" is in sale since Thursday, October 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique".
The seller is "slake25" and is located in Doncaster. This item can be shipped worldwide.