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Rolex 1942 Oyster Athlete Vintage Mens WWII Era Watch Ref. 4127 - Stainless Steel

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Pre-owned Year of production 1942 No original box No original papers
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Basic Info

Listing code EHJ2D9
Brand Rolex
Reference number 8467
Dealer product code 8467
Case material Steel
Bracelet material
Crocodile skin
Year of production 1942
Condition (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee

Caliber

Number of jewels 17

Case

Case material Steel
Case diameter 32 x 40 mm
Thickness 12.2 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial numerals Arabic numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material
Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Black

Description

1942 ROLEX OYSTER ATHLETE Vintage Mens WWII Era Watch Ref. 4127 - Stainless Steel

Fine & Rare - Fully Rolex - Warranty

Today's offering showcases this quite uncommon and pleasing Rolex Oyster Athlete made c. 1942. We've been wanting to get our hands on one of these for a number of years, and finally have. This is the very first Athlete that we've owned.

As you probably suspect, the Athlete was so named because its special early Oyster case was built to be impermeable to water and sweat, perfect for athletes. While not a large watch, it is bigger than many other similar early Oysters. Rugged yet elegant it measures 32mm in diameter without the crown by 40mm long, and the case is thick and solid.

Its an incredibly interesting model for the Rolex collector.

Powering the watch is its original Rolex "hunter" movement with Super Balance system for great accuracy. The dial has wonderful Mercedes hands and large luminous numbers, original suitable for swimming and diving uses.

Our Athlete has all of its original parts down to all hands and its original Rolex + Oyster winding crown. The dial, which is very well restored in vintage times, and could pass as original to an untrained eye, gives the watch an original look, and the luminous looks great.

Its case, which has a wonderful design and well-balances function with elegant form, is in excellent condition, strongly retaining its original case number.

One of our Master Watchmakers who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker (for many years now Rolex does not "certify" they only "train"), has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Rolex parts, installing a new correct mainspring and crown gasket, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and timing, testing and regulation (a $795 value).

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap and aftermarket Rolex style buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year our international warranty on the movement and its function and a full-page custom printed Certificate of Authenticity from our company.

A pleasing Athlete for the discerning collector.

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: Rolex

Country of origin: Switzerland

Serial no.: 212,992

Year built: c. 1942

Model: Oyster Athlete, Ref. 4127

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds

Designed for: Men

Case material: Stainless steel

Case markings (inside): Rolex S.A., Geneva Suisse, 31 Victories, Brevetee Haute Precision, R.W.C.Ltd, 4127

Case marking (outside): Stainless Steel, R.W.C., 212,992

Case condition: Excellent with fairly mild to moderate wear to the case grooves used for opening as expected for early Oysters and light remnants of wear to the back

Dimensions: 32mm wide (excluding crown) by 40mm long, 12.2 thick

Crown: Original, signed Rolex + Patent

Dial: Salmon, signed Rolex Oyster Athlete and Swiss Made, luminous Arabic numerals, very well restored in vintage times - could pass as original to an untrained eye and gives the watch an original look. Excellent condition with only light aging. The luminous looks great.

Hands: Original, blue steel luminous "Mercedes", excellent condition

Movement type: Rolex hunter, nickel finished 17-jewel lever movement with Breguet overcoil hairspring, index regulator, adjusted to two positions, Super Balance system

Movement markings: Rolex, Geneva, Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Adjusted 2 positions, Patented, Superbalance

Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with aftermarket Rolex style buckle

Width between lugs: 17mm

Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition

Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker (for many years now Rolex does not "certify" they only "train"), has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Rolex parts, installing a new correct mainspring and crown gasket, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and timing, testing and regulation (a $795 value).

Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.

Warranty: 1-year international warranty.

Box/Papers: Box/Papers: BOX - A custom watch presentation box from our company; PAPERS - A full page, laminated Certificate of Authenticity from our company.

SKU 8467

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