1965 Men’s Rolex Oyster Precision 6426, 17 Jewel Wristwatch – Vintage

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Simply one of the Best Condition Vintage Rolex We Have Seen!!

Absolutely Stunning 100% Authentic, All Original, Absolutely Mint

Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Date, Centre Second, 18K Yellow Gold, 1965

Superlative Chronometer Grade 1503 Calibre Automatic Movement

The Original Gold Dial is in Superb Unrestored Condition

Mint 18K Solid Rose Gold Case Never Professionally Polished

Case Size Large, 35mm Diameter Not Including the Rolex Crown

Complete with a New Original Rolex Croc Leather Strap !!

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Very rare in this condition, this stunning 1965 Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date, is in as new condition and is simply breathtaking. The watch is in totally original condition and after a thorough inspection and servicing we can confirm this watch is completely untouched and unmolested save for regular Rolex servicing.

The Case

The fully hallmarked 18K yellow gold case is totally unworn and with no scratches or dings. The edges of the case are crisp which demonstrates the watch has hardly been worn and the case has never been professionally polished. The original 18K yellow gold bezel is sharp and looks as new. The case back is clean and unmarked having never been engraved. Inside the case back there are two hallmarks along with 0750 18K MONTRES ROLEX SA GENEVA PATENTED 1503. The case size is a large 35mm diameter not including the original Rolex Oyster Crown.

The Dial and Crystal

The gold dial is very bright and spotlessly clean. It is in simply staggeringly good condition considering its age.

It is also totally original and has never been restored or refinished. Please take a look at the photographs below and keep in mind these are considerably magnified and even so they do not show even the faintest signs of ageing. The exquisite 18K yellow gold dauphine hands are complimented with a gold centre second hand and gold batton hour markers, all in mint condition. The crystal lens is also original and completely clear and unmarked.

The Movement

This is the high grade “Superlative Chronometer” 26 Jewels 1503 calibre movement. As can be seen from the photographs the movement is also in totally mint condition. In fact it looks completely untouched except for professional servicing. It is marked with the movement number 1503, serial number 1107481, SWISS ROLEX SA GENEVA along with 18K and 0.750 and the appropriate gold hallmarks. The self winding movement has just been serviced and is running perfectly. It winds both automatically and manually just as it should, it sets perfectly and runs strongly. The movement has been time checked and is running accurately and is now ready for many more years of reliable service. The movement carries a twelve months warranty. We will be quite happy to arrange servicing for you at a later date.

The case markings, the movement calibre 1503 and the serial number 1107481 are all the numbers correct for this watch, indicating manufacture in mid 1965.

The Strap and Buckle

The strap is a new original Rolex dark brown croc leather, costing £400.00 As you see this compliments the yellow gold very nicely. The buckle is a matching aftermarket Rolex yellow gold plate.

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What’s Included…

The ‘Buy It Now’ price includes the Vintage Rolex box shown in the photographs which is worth approximately £200.00. The ‘B.I.N.’ price also includes our 12 months written warranty on the movement. This is detailed on our written receipt. 7 days approval i.e. sale or return, 14 days for international customers. This is also detailed on our written receipt. Delivery within the UK is also included for free. International delivery is included for £45.00

In Summary – Due to its outstanding condition this very special watch indeed.

A new equivalent Rolex 18K dress watch would retail in at around £16,000 today. Further, a 1960s 18K gold Rolex similar to this, in this condition, if one could be found, would be on sale for £9,000 to £12,000 in a Bond Street store or in the Burlington Arcade in Central London.

From an investment point of view this is by far the better buy.

This 1965 Rolex would make a wonderful special anniversary or birthday gift, or an excellent investment or heirloom piece.

Please note it is very difficult to capture the full beauty of a vintage watch even in a good series of photographs. Needless to say, it is a much more rewarding to have and hold this watch and to wear it with considerable pride.

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