The Oyster case constitutes an important milestone in the history of contemporary watchmaking. Invented by Rolex in 1926, it was the world's first waterproof case for a wristwatch thanks to its patented system of screwing down the bezel, case back and winding crown against the middle case. A symbol of robustness and waterproofness, this perfectly proportioned and elegant watch case is a superb blend of form and function.
The first time the new Rolex Oyster watches really came to international acclaim was in 1927 when Hans Wilsdorf persuaded a young British swimmer named Mercedes Gleitze to wear one as she attempted to swim the English Channel.
One month after the swim, Wilsdorf purchased the entire front page of the Daily Mail newspaper to show both Gleitze and his ‘Wonder Watch that Defies the Elements’ together. The Rolex Oyster had arrived.
Object nr: 216
Model: Oyster Precision
Movement: Cal. 1210
Material: Stainless steel
Original crown: Yes
Dimensions: 34mm, without crown,
Strap/Bracelet: New NOS bracelet and a used leather strap as seen in the pictures.
Lug Width: 19mm
Serviced: Yes, under warranty until 22-05-01
It's all about this stunning dial! Lovely honeycomb dial with just small signs of ageing. ”Orange/light brown” lume that is intact.
The case is in good condition. The case have been polished at some point throughout the years but still got the correct proportions. There is of course some sign of use.
The watch is thuroughly tested and runs perfectly smooth and correct, perfect timekeeping and long powerreserve.
The bracelet is a swiss NOS ”F & R” semi flexi. Included is also the brown leather strap and a no name - NOS Oyster bracelet.
Sold "as SERVICED”!
The pictures is a part of the description, study therefore the pictures carefully!
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