Rolex 1942 Oyster Athlete Vintage Mens WWII Era Watch Ref. 4127 - Stainless Steel
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|Dealer product code||8467|
|Year of production||1942|
|Condition||(Worn with little to no signs of wear)|
|Scope of delivery||
No original box, no original papers
|Location||United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee|
|Number of jewels||17|
|Case diameter||32 x 40 mm|
|Dial numerals||Arabic numerals|
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.
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.
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