|Address||Paradise, NL A1L0E3
|For Sale By||Owner|
Military issued Rolex pocket watch in gun metal. Ebony/black face, with hands and numbers that were covered in Radium long ago (long gone), which made the hands and numbers luminous.
Made specifically for WW2, early 1940's (I wrote to Rolex in 1998 to ask 'them' about the watch and they kindly replied - picture of official Rolex letter included), there are service/pawned dates scribed into the back of the case, faintly but cleanly, dates:
26th February 1937
13th October 1947
24th June 1948
23rd November 1948
23rd February 1967
All the parts have corresponding serial numbers, the case body, the face, the movement and the back cover.
Comes with a sterling silver Albert chain, every link is stamped/hallmarked.
I have had a look into the hallmarks, I might be wrong, but I think it's 1899, London and the maker is Henry Bourne (d H.B and a Lion)
The watch runs perfectly, keeps great time and has a free and easy wind.
I bought this in the UK, from a military surplus specialist about 25 years ago as an investment, but it just sits in my draw, in a protective bag and I'd like someone to enjoy it.
It comes as a package, watch and chain, they were bought together (by me) and I want them to stay together.
FYI, these things only increase in value, 25 years ago, the watch cost me GB£1,000 ($1,930 at today's exchange) and the chain
cost me £200 ($386 again at today's exchange), still, this was 25 years ago.
(I bought it in the UK as I'm British immigrated here)