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Rolex WWI & WWII Vintage Antique Military Trench Watch Rose Gold

$6,000

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Condition: Pre-owned
Scope of delivery: No original box, no original papers
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Delivery time: 2-6 days
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Listing number 5Q8FK2
Brand Rolex
Movement Manual winding
Case material Rose gold
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1918
Condition Fair (Obvious signs of wear or scratches)
Scope of delivery No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Texas, San Antonio

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber Rebberg 15 Jewel
Number of jewels 15

Case

Case material Rose gold
Case diameter 32 x 30 mm
Thickness 8 mm
Water resistance Not water resistant
Bezel material Aluminum
Dial White
Dial numerals Arabic numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Brown
Lug width 16 mm Size guide
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel
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Description

Often we come across what we call "Frankenstein" watches, that is, made up from parts of different watches. Usually they're of little interest to us, but occasionally we'll run across a fascinating example.

This antique Rolex is a unique historical curiosity. The heart of this “trench watch” is a 1918 Rolex stamped 15 jewel Rebberg movement in a 9ct rose gold case stamped “Rolex” & “W&D” for Wilsdorf & Davis, Rolexes original founders.

It is fitted with a rare, 1940s, guilloche (textured) quartered chevron dial, (probably due to damage from the radium painted on the hands and numeral markers of the original dial), essentially making this both a WWI & WWII era watch!

While there may be some purists out there who have little to no interest in this watch, we love it. Generally speaking, that’s our primary criteria on whether we decide to invest in a watch… would we wear it? With this Rolex "trench watch", the answer is a RESOUNDING YES!

ca. 1918-

Rebberg Movement
Sub-second
Rolex Snap Back Case Stamped Rolex, W&D, 9ct
Rolex Signed Crown
Wire Lugs With Permanent Bar
(watch band must be nato/cuff style, no removable spring bars)

Dial ca. 1940s
Guilloche Dial
Quartered Chevron Pattern
Dagger & Arabic Hour Markers
Lumed Hands

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Cristina's Jewelry

5525 Blanco Road
Suite 105
San Antonio, TX 78216
United States of America
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17 watches listed
This dealer owns a store in which you may view their watches.
Number of watches sold via Trusted Checkout: 4

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2 | Buckle width

The buckle width is the width of the strap at the buckle end. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the width of the original buckle must be identical to the strap width. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.

3 | Strap length

The strap length is the combined length of the short strap side 3A (without buckle) and the long strap side 3B. For metal straps, the length of the strap including the clasp is measured in the closed position.

4 | Strap thickness

Strap thickness is the height of the strap. Many leather straps thin out towards the buckle end, or “taper”. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the strap thickness must match the height of the original buckle. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.

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