This is a great condition. Vintage ROLEX OYSTER SpeedKing Watch Silver Dial Marconi CIRCA 41 WWII.
Just inspected and in great shape. Per my understanding this version only has few in existence! By the start of WWII Rolex had acquired SO MUCH prestige that Royal Air Force pilots bought them to replace their inferior Gov Issued watches.
The result was that Captured officers sent to POW camps had their watches confiscated with intent. When Hans Wilsdorf learned of these facts, he offered to replace each and every Rolex to every individual Officer who could would write and explain the circumstances of their loss and inform him what camp they were in. As a result of this program , an estimated 3,000 Rolex watches were ordered by British officers in the Oflag (prison camp for officers) VII B POW camp in Bavaria alone. This had the effect of raising the morale among the allied POWs.American servicemen who heard about this program when stationed in Europe opened the door to America for Rolex after the war. Hans Wilsdorf s vision to register the Marconi name in January 1911 before he officially patented the Rolex name on the 15 November 1915 was the a gem of Rolex marketing brilliance. In 1901 Gugliemo Marconi successfully demonstrated the first use of radio waves as a means of communication. In 1909, Marconi was awarded the Nobel prize for physics and his business had become a great commercial success. Radio communication was state of art technology and this was very exciting to the general public.
Hans Wilsdorf believed that by registering the name MARCONI for Rolex watches he would immediately associate his ground breaking watch technology and engineering with the ground braking innovation and progress of of MARCONI radio Waves. The Rolex Marconi was thus born and production took off in the 1920s.Only the very best movements that Rolex could manufacture were utilized for the Marconi line. Rolex did not place the Marconi name on standard Rolex models but actually on the most expensive lines; lines that were limited production models for customers whom price mattered little and quite literally wanted the best of the best. The expense necessary to acquire a MARCONI reflected the enormous amount of work and detail that went into each one. In addition, Rolex made signature Marconi models for other unique World Renown Fine Jewelry and Watch Dealers such as Quervo Y Sobrinos Habana in Cuba. Ultimately It was the MARCONI with its hand crafted and assembled movements and the fine attention to detail that forged a legendary reputation for accuracy and reliability and established Rolex as the finest wristwatch maker in the world.
Rare Vintage ROLEX OYSTER SpeedKing Silver Dial Marconi CIRCA 41 WWII. It is very rare to find a watch this old. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working and Serviced by last owner. Contact me if you have any questions first.
Stainless Steel Case and Case Back. 29,00 mm without the crown. Igned engraved inside acier inoxydable, Oyster Watch Co Geneva- Swiss, great Britain patents Swiss patents french patents German patents.Please note case back in most cases is not fully tighten. Rolex Oyster, luminous numbers dial, signed Rolex Oyster , Swiss made, with the seconds at 6, recently professionally restored. Please see picture for more detail. Just inspected and in working shape. Original Rolex Oyster movement wind up, Swiss made, Signed Marconi 15 jewels working well. Service level 2 by the last owner.
Please note Marconi is the higher end movements made by Rolex. The winder wheel is working well but just noticed a teeth is missing, but not effecting the watch winding. Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear. Comes With Three straps, NATO black, New multi Color NATO Strap, Black Leather Straps. With silver OEM Rolex big Crown Buckle.The watch is fixed lug pins. Come with Beautiful Vintage Style Red Bar Box. Serial or ref #913399 Oyster.
No, Please pressure test before water use. 2 (see Tab for info). The case back is signed and dated by them. Experts Watch Repair in Newport beach California.
He is one of the best of his craft with 35 Years of experience. This is a highly collectible watch. Very few left with this rare movement. Sure, to increase in value overtime, and a great addition to your collection.The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos. All watch functions tested and operable. You will get the watch shown in the photos. Photos are an essential part of the description.
Grades are the provided listing text and pictures summarized into a simple-to-understand score. Timekeeping measured using a precision Professional WeiShi Timegrapher 1900. Servicing helps keep mechanical watches performing optimally.
We do not test for water resistance. Bracelet size measured using a mandrel. A comfortable bracelet size may vary from your measured wrist size. Unfortunately lot of sellers are calming the watch has been serviced where the watch has not been. So please be careful and ask questions from sellers first.
As far as my watches please see below. Watches I sell can have the following service Levels. Level # 1 Experts Watches Serviced. Serviced by our service repair center with over 40 years of experience very old school and very hard to find these day. Our routine service includes the following.Complete disassembly of the watch. Completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and timed using state of the art equipment. Clean all moving parts with specialized cleaning solvents. Proper lubrication with only the highest-grade lubricants and oils during the reassembly process. Your watch is tested to our exacting standards of 24 to 72 hours to assure accuracy, water resistance, and proper operation of all functionality. (Overhaul Lubricants, Gaskets, Sealing, Regulation, MISC testing). The was inside case is marked and dated by the service man. Receipts are available on request. Level #2 Serviced by previous owner.
This watches are inspected and timed to make sure it meets the vintage watch timing standards. Level #3 Inspected and timed. Are less expensive watches or newer watches that does not need it might not go through his process. Actually, wearing the watch in the pulse will get you different results for sure, because the watch will.
Be subject to very different positions and temperatures. Like a car, a mechanical watch will require periodic maintenance by an expert watchmaker. 1 - The watch should not be used in the water! All diving watches, even recent, should be sent for a qualified water sealing service each year prior to diving season. 2 - Any props display that might appear in the pictures is not included in the sale.
We do check them out to make sure they are keeping time and running, however we do not service each and every watch and it is possible that servicing may be necessary at your expense. Servicing a vintage watch is highly recommended given that we dont have service record in most cases. Please see our service level guild for more information. Please bear in mind the age of these watches, in some cases 50-80 plus years old and due to the age of these watches we do not guarantee for water tightness whatsoever, even if it is marked waterproof on any watch we sell. Remember that seeing the item at very high magnification, as in the pictures that I provide, brings to life small defects that the human eye does not perceive.That is why many people will like even more the watch after seeing it for real. Please don't send me a message telling me what you think is the value of the item, or asking me if I will consider an offer in the amount of x or what is my best price. This is the most effective way to avoid the disappointment of seeing the item go to someone else. I do not guarantee time keeping on any of my vintage watches, even if the time keeping is perfect.
Very old watches keep good time but do not expect the accuracy of a modern watch. Please Contact me for more details. Awesome and Superb Items are, All Right Here!!! WE DO NOT ACCEPT CANCELLATIONS. Actual color of the item may vary on your monitor's screen or on the reflection made by photo shoots.The item will be relisted. Some of the higher end item might take longer if they need to be picked up from a safe.
Please contact me about it before paying, ask for total. Again, need to contact me first or you item will cancelled. Please check to make sure that the item or the watch you are purchasing is the make and model which you are looking for.Please check list for the amount. NOTE: Please do give an attention on reading this!! Items we sell are 100% AUTHENTIC, as described, and pictured.
We do NOT guarantee WATER TIGHTNESS of used watches. Some of the items that we sell are PRE-OWNED/USED.
Expect some of the items are NOT as good as new. We are NOT CONNECTED and/or RELATED to any COMPANIES of the BRANDS that we sell.
In some cases, we use stock photo if new item. Or stock picture for main picture.Please ask all questions before purchasing. Leaving FEED BACK is optional.
However, we will DEEPLY APPRECIATE if you can leave one for me as soon as you received the item. CUSTOMER'S SATISFACTION is our primary concern in doing this business. Recommendations for the owner of antiquarian watches. All Antique watches are mechanical. Many repairs will not be cheap, as most likely they will require replacement of non-standard parts (unlike most late model watches).
Antique watches should not be beaten or dropped - because repairs may be expensive. Antique watches are generally NOT waterproof. This is because waterproofing was not in general production until the middle of the 20th century for most watches. Therefore you should protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture.If your watch becomes wet it should be dried off quickly. Carefully open all covers and use a hair drier to blow dry the movement, dial, covers, crown. This will reduce the amount of rust. If your watch becomes wet with any kind of salt water you should immediately immerse or spray your watch with fresh (no-salt) water to remove all the salt from the works before drying the watch completely. Any salt left in the watch will combine with moisture in the air to rust metal components of the movement, case etc. Winding any mechanical watch tight may break the mainspring. If you can avoid it do not wind the watch hard. When adjusting the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only. Counter-clockwise adjustments may damage the movement. If you must adjust counter-clockwise make it for small adjustments only i. Be careful and gentle when adjusting the movement speed (faster or slower). Don't make sharp movements, and don't touch other components in the movement especially the pendulum mechanism. Every 2-3 years it is necessary to service and oil vintage watches. IF the watch is dirty - allow the watch to run down, don't wind it again until you have it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert. Dust will absorb and remove important lubricants and cause the movement pieces to wear down.
To clean the case, dial and crystal you should use a cloth that does NOT leave fibers as these may get caught up in the movement. Check with your Watch repair expert to get an appropriate cloth.
Keep your antiques watch away from magnets. Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made with iron based components in the movement. Most Cases and Covers are fine components and will not handle abuse well. The watch should not be shaken, beaten, or stressed. Antique watches generally experience an error of up to 5-7 minutes a day.Any accuracy of +- 5 minutes is very good. Vintage watches are very delicate and I package to the highest degree to prevent damage.
High altitude flights can be hard on watches due to extreme temperature changes. This can cause the oil viscosity to decrease (gum up) and prevent a watch from ticking the balance moving freely etc.
It may need to be oiled when it arrives regardless of its recent servicing (if applicable). Although this is only a very slight possibility it can occasionally happen.The item "Rare Vintage ROLEX OYSTER SpeedKing Watch Silver Dial Marconi CIRCA 41 WWII" is in sale since Thursday, November 3, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "expertswatches" and is located in Placentia, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, China.