It has been appreciating in value for decades and will only continue. Model number 1550, serial number 3126xxx c.
This watch will come with our sales receipt with model number, serial number, and authenticity noted. It will also come our Certificate of Authenticity (COA). Last week the Perpetual winding Rolex signed cal 1570 movement with hack set sweeping seconds hand was fully inspected, it is running as it should. At that time the watch case, case back, crystal, bracelet and bezel were professionally polished leaving them looking basically new. The case measures 34 mm wide excluding the crown (it's an average sized vintage mens watch, and looks great on ladies also, and would be considered mid sized by most men today).
The winding crown is the original twin lock screw down crown with the Rolex logo. The crown screws down nice and tight. The coin edges on the case back show no improper tool use.
The bracelet (band) is a brand new non-Rolex made Bandenba brand genuine leather Swiss made replacement. The dial has aged well in it's 49 years with beautiful light and even patina.
The pictures have been taken from every angle and represent the watch well, in fact they are 3x magnified, the dial is beautiful, and the watch is polished to a perfect shine. Any imperfections you see in the shine are just reflections the camera caught. This is a beautiful example of this model. EVERY MAJOR PART ON THIS WATCH IS GENUINE ROLEX EXCEPT FOR THE LEATHER BAND AND BUCKLE.
We are a NAWCC member and offer a 30 day return privilege. We do not guarantee water resistance on ANY vintage watch we sell. If any major component of the watch is not genuine Rolex (the movement, case, case back, bezel ring, winding crown or bracelet) it is clearly stated in the item description above. We exclude unsigned individual parts like gaskets, bracelet spring bars, crown tubes, crystals on pre 2000 watches, etc. From authentication as they are not Rolex signed.We are an independent dealer of fine and vintage watches and are not an authorized agent of or affiliated with Rolex USA Inc. Rolex will not service or recognize watches with aftermarket parts on them. The item "Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Ultra Rare Gold Capped Mens Watch Model 1550 1971" is in sale since Monday, January 2, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".
The seller is "finetimepieces" and is located in Palm Desert, California. This item can be shipped to United States.