A very rare and mint like Silver Hallmarked WW1 period Rolex watch with swivel silver lugs and military style hour markers and hands. (Our stock ref # A279).
London hallmarked for the year 1917, W&D and Rolex signed, case number etc. all present and correct.
Fitted on a brand new (non Rolex) replacement leather strap, this watch is running well and keeping good “antique time” (it not like a quartz watch of course!) and is completely dent and ding free. (Hand winding movement)
Our restoration experts are among the best in the world and we are very well known for supplying the best vintage Rolex watches to be found anywhere.
The case that measures approx. 30mm square and 45mm high from lug tip to tip. This watch comes with our own presentation box and authenticity papers.
People often ask why Swiss watches were UK hallmarked. This is because UK law states that all gold sold within the UK must be assayed before sale.
Rolex would not allow anyone to fit their movement into their watches, so the cases were shipped by boat and train to one of our main assay offices in the UK, in this case, London.
The case would then be sent all the way back to Switzerland so that the movement could be fitted, and then sent back once more to the UK to their retailer.
Rolex did not supply straps back in the day, and the retailer would fit a leather or similar strap of his customers choice from his own stock.
3 months all parts and labour warranty, seven day money back guarantee and authenticity, warranty and insurance paperwork.