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Rolex Super Oyster Steel & Gold Ovettone Datejust


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Brand Rolex
Ref. No. 11/962
Chrono-Id: 6517133
Code 182106033876
Movement Automatic
Case material Gold/Steel
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Year 1950
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, Wantage
Price £4,900 (= $6,564) [Negotiable]
Availability Ready to ship in 3-5 days


Movement Automatic


Case material Gold/Steel
Case diameter 35 mm
Material bezel Gold/Steel
Dial Champagne


Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Black
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel


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Stunning 1950 Rolex Super Oyster Datejust ‘Overtone’ Big Bubbleback Gents Vintage WatchStunning 1950 Rolex Super Oyster Datejust ‘Overtone’ Big Bubbleback Gents Vintage Watch

This is a stunning example of the beautiful and extremely collectable steel and gold Rolex Super Oyster ‘Overtone’ Datejust or ‘Big Bubbleback’ dating from 1950. This is not only a remarkably rare watch but it’s in wonderful condition. The big steel and gold Thunderbird bezel case is in excellent condition but does have some minor damage to the teeth of the screw down case back and very shallow ding – I’ve tried to capture these on the pictures and I’d be happy to send the originals. The original Rolex signed ivory/cream dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is just stunning. The original yellow gilt dauphine hands and applied gilt ‘spear-head’ hour batons provide the softest contrast to the dial and solid gold bezel. The original and very high grade Rolex signed perpetual movement is again in very good condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker.To complete this iconic watch I’ve added a new, very high quality, Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches black alligator skin strap with steel Hirsch buckle.
Watches of this quality and in this condition are extremely rare and highly sought after – if history is any judge they will only increase in value.
As mentioned, it has just been serviced by my watchmaker and, in view of the high-grade Swiss movement, I will include a 12 month guarantee on the movement.

The Case
The provenance polished (gloss sides and matt shoulders) oversize solid stainless steel and gold (Thunderbird bezel and setting crown) screw down case is in excellent condition, with only the most minor signs of wear – as mentioned, there are signs of minor damage to some of the teeth on the case back and a very shallow ding. The case measures 35 mm wide, excluding the rose gold Rolex signed screw down winding crown and 44 mm, including the lugs. The inside back is signed ‘Rolex Geneve Swiss Patented’ and the case number of ‘6105’. The serial number is 715 dating it to 1950 (the full serial number will of course be given to the buyer).

The Dial
The original and stunning Rolex signed ivory/cream dial is just beautiful. The original and perfect yellow gold Rolex dauhpine hands and applied gold spear head hour batons flow beautifully into the dial and are perfectly framed by the gleaming gold Thunderbird Bezel. It is signed ‘Rolex Oyster Perpetual’, ‘Officially Certified Chronometer’ and ‘T Swiss T’ The lens has been replaced and shows no signs of wear or scratching.

The Movement
The original Rolex signed and very high-grade Chronometer standard automatic movement is in very good condition. The movement has just been fully serviced by my professional watchmaker and is in excellent working order. It is signed ‘Rolex Perpetual Chronometer Swiss Made Patented’, ‘2 Ruby Jewels’, ‘Vis Tirette Screw Patented Self Winder’ and the references are ‘H36025 17378’.

The Strap
This watch sits on a new, high quality, Hirsch & Sonning Vintage Watches black alligator skin strap with steel Hirsch buckle.
We hold a Hirsch franchise and are able to supply any strap in their range.

The Box, Papers and Sonning Warranty
As with the majority of pre-owned watches that are 10 years or older, this particular watch does not come with its original box or paperwork. The watch is 100% genuine and rest assured we provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all the watches we sell.
Although there is no original paperwork, we do provide a written invoice and 3 page insurance valuation with the pictures of the watch and all available reference numbers. We also give a 12 month warranty on all our watches. We also stock a good selection of vintage watch boxes to help complete your purchase.

About Sonning Vintage Watches
Sonning Vintage Watches are one of the largest prestige brand vintage watch retailers on the Internet carrying stock of around £500,000; we’ve sold over 3,000 vintage watches across the world since our formation in 2009. We’re based in Berkshire and Nottingham and spend 1- 2 days a week in London. Whilst we’re an Internet business we do ‘show’ 90% of our watches prior to sale and travel across England to meet prospective buyers.

Why purchase a watch from SVW?
We provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all our watches and come with a full printed Receipt of Sale and Insurance Valuation. Purchasing from SVW gives you the protection and reassurance of buying from an incorporated company with outstanding customer testimonials.
We provide a high quality box and use the Royal Mail Special Delivery for the UK and DHL for overseas sales. They are insured for the full purchase value.
See what our customers say – 100% positive feedback on all our sales sites and over 40% of our customers buy again or refer us!

Couriering & Pre-Delivery Inspection
We use the Royal Mail’s Guaranteed next day service for UK sales and DHL for all overseas shipping. All our watches are fully serviced, but prior to couriering each one will undergo a 3 day pre-delivery check to ensure the watch is in perfect condition.

Servicing, Repair & Refurbishment
Our association with the best of the industry allows us to offer a limited number quality servicing and repair for most of the famous Swiss brands; such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Cartier, as well as Omega, Longines, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, IWC, Breguet, and a wide range of complications.
In collaboration with our watchmaker, we offer the following services:
Watch Repairs
Watch Servicing
Watch Restoration
Case Refinishing
Case Repair and Complete Restoration

The Conclusion
This is a rare and highly collectable vintage watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. I will provide an insurance valuation in excess of my asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch. I’m happy for this watch to be authenticated if required.
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Please also as reassurance of the quality of my watches and highest levels of service

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