LADIES ROLEX, 9K ROSE GOLD 1924 COCKTAIL WATCH WITH GUILLOCHE DIAL & ORIGINAL MATCHING 9K BRACELET. 100% Genuine & All Original. Fully Restored, Serviced & Guaranteed. Beautifully Restored Silver Rolex Guilloche Red 12 Dial. Rolex W&D Swiss Made, 25mm Case, Excluding the Crown.
Original High Grade Rolex Rebbberg Swiss Made Movement. All In Absolutely Top Grade Condition From Every Aspect.Almost 100 years Old and Still Perfectly Useable. Original Restored Rolex 9ct Rose Gold Bracelet. Rolex Green Velvet Purse Included, as Shown. Original Rolex Clam Shell Presentation Box. Here we have a rare and historic Ladies Rolex in Rose Gold, with its original, sprung, expandable Rolex bracelet from 1924.
The watch is double signed both W&D and Rolex just as it should be, as this watch was produced during the very earliest days of Rolex history. The two original partners were named Wilsdorf & Davis and traded under this name from 1905 onwards. This was when Hans Wilsdorf bought out his partner and moved the headquarters to 18 Rue du Marche, Geneva, and formed the manufacturing company Montres Rolex S. The Silver guilloche dial is typical of this period with Breguet style numerals and the red 12 which was almost always used on these very early watches. However, this dial is special because it has a guilloche decorative surface which gives the dial a'starburst' effect.This example has Breguet numerals and a rail track minutes register around the outer edge of the dial. The dial is signed Rolex and carries its original blued steel Cathedral hands. This is, all in all, a clear and highly legible dial for such a small watch. This is the original dial which has been restored to the highest standards by our dial restorers which are considered to be the best in the UK. The original 9ct rose gold case measures 25mm in width, excluding the crown, 30mm including the lugs and 9mm in depth including the lens. This makes this a small-sized ladies watch by modern standards. The crown is correct for this watch and is unsigned, as was usual at the time. The watch case is double hinged to reveal the movement and dial. Inside, the case-back is signed with the earlier W&D, Wilsdorf and Davies signature and also carries the case serial number 34371 and U. Glasgow 9ct hallmarks for 1924.
The watch case is in tip-top condition with no scratches, dings or dimples visible to the naked eye. The integrity of the case and case hinges is first class. This is all quite amazing, considering this watch is approaching 100 years old. As always our standard advice applies, vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.
The original movement here is referred to as a Rolex Rebberg movement and it was this movement which helped establish Rolex and made the company famous. It was made by the Swiss Aegler company, with which Rolex formed a partnership.
Rebberg is a Swiss district where the factory which produced these movements was located. The movement is a 9 3/4 Ligne, meaning this is the smaller-size Rolex Rebburg movement.
The movement is properly signed. As part of the restoration of this watch, the movement has been overhauled and serviced by our vintage watch specialist watchmaker.This involves dismantling the watch to all its component parts and careful inspection under high magnification, then replacement where necessary with only original parts and careful reassembly and adjustment. Please note, Rolex watches of this period are reliable and accurate by the standards of their day. However, they do need to be treated with extra care, so while perfectly suited for evening wear and special occasions, we would not recommend this watch for everyday use. The watch is fitted with the original Rolex Regent 9ct rose gold bracelet. This watch was marketed with this bracelet in Rolex catalogues of the time. This is an expandable bracelet and so will fit almost all wrist sizes. Each link is sprung and new springs have been fitted so the bracelet does not hang loose on the wrist. Although there are no original papers with this watch, all the numbers and markings on the watch are correct, dating the watch to 1924.
The original Rolex presentation Box and the Rolex Green Velvet purse shown in the photographs are both included with the watch. This is a beautiful example of a very early Rolex which is in remarkable mechanical and cosmetic condition and one which will make an excellent investment as well as be something to wear, use, treasure and enjoy. Vintage Rolex prices have risen markedly of late, but we still feel fine and special examples such as this are undervalued. As each year goes by and the world market for vintage watches expands and availability becomes more limited, so prices are surely destined to climb ever higher!
A word about our prices We always try our hardest to acquire the very highest quality watches we can find, before restoring these to the highest possible standards. We then offer these at the fairest prices we can, taking into account our pre and post sales care and service. This approach inevitably means we will never be the cheapest, but nor will we be the most expensive. Indeed there are a number of well-known stores in West London which are very successful, charging between two to three times the price you see here.
We therefore consider our prices to be fair, given the quality of watches we have to offer. Similarly, if you wish to pay by International SWIFT or International Bank Wire Transfer, we will provide you with our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number. We will be happy to answer any questions and offer advice about this or any of our watches listed for sale. In the meantime, please enjoy some time spent viewing our other fine Vintage Gold Watches!
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The cut-off for this service is 2pm. From time to time Vintage Gold Watches may elect to use another courier for some destinations.
All our deliveries are insured independently for loss or damage. Deliveries must be signed for by an adult (defined as person aged 18 or over) at the given address. Please ensure that your package is intact before signing for it, as once signed for, responsibility for the order is transferred to the customer and all liability for loss, damage or theft is transferred from Vintage Gold Watches to the customer at this point. Collection: Watches may be collected by prior appointment from our offices in Bayswater, London W2. Watches will not be available for collection without an appointment.Our safes are time-locked from Friday until Monday during which time the staff have no access to our stock. We dont want you to have a wasted journey, therefore an appointment is advised. We at Vintage Gold Watches will never see these details and so there is no risk of us losing them.
In addition to being belt and braces secure, this also has the great advantage of being the fastest way to pay, wherever in the world you happen to be. We encourage our UK based customers to pay by UK bank transfer. You simply request our bank details i.
This is also known as a Bank Wire Transfer and similar to a bank transfer within your own country, except your bank will request our IBAN number and our BIC /Swift Number. Vintage Gold Watches London : Passionate about excellence. We particularly love this time period for its elegance, craftsmanship and quality.
In fact, we consider this to be the golden age of Swiss watch making, when technical superiority, craftsmanship and design, each combined to provide us with some of the finest timepieces ever made. We are great admirers of 1950s vintage gold watches from Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Omega, Longines, IWC , and Zenith and so these form the basis of our collection. Each of these famous watch houses offer something different in terms of character, style and personality. Rolex is of course the most famous, most notably for the robustness of their movements and the record breaking success of their early automatics and Chronometers. However each has their own claims to fame and are on par and in some ways even better than the biggest brand which wears the golden crown!
Then, and only then, if we factor in double digit investment potential, we have something of great appeal and which really adds up! We are very happy to speak with you for as long as you wish, about the key points and differences around all the watches you see here. Wed like to hear your preferences and to help guide you towards the perfect watch you really are seeking!As we often have up to 25 watches undergoing full restoration at any one time, it may be that we have exactly the watch you are looking for, becoming available very shortly! You may for example be seeking a watch manufactured in your birth year, or a watch with a particular kind of dial, or size or price. If so, please let us know as we may already have something of interest in stock. We have strong connections with a good number of fellow watch dealers, so we may well be able to find you a good example of exactly the watch you are seeking much quicker than hours spent on your own. Then if necessary, we will restore a watch for you, using only original parts to make it look as good as the rest of the watches you see available on this website. For simplicity and your own convenience, we try very hard to select and restore watches only of a similar high standard. All are fully overhauled and restored as necessary to bring the watch back as close as possible to its original condition. All have beautifully restored dials and movements and come with solid gold cases without any personalised inscriptions.
Generally and where possible, all of our watches have original crowns and lenses fitted. While Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Omega, Longines, IWC , Zenith are the watches we specialise in, we are also willing to source other watches for you if you wish. For more information on this, please see the Need Some Extra Help Finding Your Watch? Section below and further details in our FAQs. A Vintage Gold Watch as an Investment.
It is rare indeed to find an investment a gentleman can wear. This intrinsic value is solid, reliable and as perpetual in fact as the timepiece itself! If we were to take a quick look at trends since 2010, we will have seen double digit growth each year, across each of the collectible Swiss watch houses seen here on this site and since the new markets for high quality vintage Swiss watches expand, in China and across the developing world, the positive effect on prices is likely to continue in the foreseeable future. This situation is not unique to vintage watches Antique guns, classic cars and motorcycles, antique scientific instruments and some mechanical toys also qualify as wasting assets in the same way. But to repeat, ask your financial advisor about this.
And perhaps, at the same time, you might ask why he/she hasnt mentioned this before!! A Vintage Gold Watch in everyday use. It is useful here to consider there are some similarities, in fact quite a few, in owning a vintage watch and owning a vintage car For example, a carefully chosen vintage car, which is regularly maintained and well cared for, can be relied upon in day to day use, quite satisfactorily for a very long time.The same can be said of a vintage (Swiss) watch. Even though a Swiss watch is superbly engineered with legendary Swiss reliability, a vintage watch remains a piece of micro mechanical engineering, made say over 50 years ago and therefore one may not expect the ultimate performance and reliability of its modern equivalent. For example a vintage automatic watch may still need help with winding from time to time simply because vintage automatic watches are not as efficient as modern ones.
Also typical accuracy may vary by say up to + or 30 sec per day. However please note, when we restore a vintage watch we aim for a better than ± 10 sec / day accuracy, when it leaves our hands. It is best to keep in mind that gold, particularly vintage 18ct gold, is a relatively soft metal alloy which is by no means as hard wearing as the modern equivalent. Therefore some care will be needed to avoid scratches or other damage, which will affect the value of your watch. It is also crucially important that vintage watches are kept away from water, dirt and dust.This is because a vintage watch is unlikely to be be water-proof, no matter what the original specification. We do not test this and it is not guaranteed therefore water and dust must be avoided as these will definitely cause harm if they come into contact with the movement. Need Some Extra Help Finding your watch? If you have a clear idea of the watch you are looking for, but your search is not proving very fruitful, or it is taking up too much of your time, why not let us do the searching for you? After all we do this every day and we enjoy it!
We will undoubtedly have many more sources and contacts than your good self and for a deposit we will happily beaver away for you until we have found you just the watch you are looking for. We are particularly good at finding watches which have dates which coincide with a special birthday or special anniversary. Please see our FAQs for more details. Need a little Time To Pay for your watch?It is so simple we take a 20% deposit and provide you a sales invoice for the watch for the full price. No interest is paid because no loan is made!
For more background about Vintage Gold Watches and our services please see our FAQs. How do I know that all your watches are absolutely genuine? This is a sensible and natural concern and one we get asked about a lot. We try to address this in the following manner. Firstly we do assure you, all of our watches are 100% genuine, authentic and completely original, As you will see, this is clearly stated on every one of our listings.
By this we mean no after-market internal parts or worse, molestation of the movement! Further, all the numbers on the movement are correct and the watch case is properly hallmarked and marked with all the brand and references which match the date of the watch. Also the watch has the correct dial for the model and year. We take this very seriously and we stand by this with our unique Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee , covering every watch we sell. These dealers dealers, are very well established and also have strong reputations to protect.
Additionally of course, we rely on the lifetime of experience of our vintage specialist watchmaker, who inspects and confirms the authenticity of each and every watch we sell. Our unique Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee is provided with every watch we sell. We do this not only for your reassurance but so that if we make a mistake, we would prefer to be the first to know and have an opportunity to provide you an immediate remedy. We also try to provide you some the Highest possible resolution photographs available on the Internet. This is to give both expert and inexperienced buyers alike, the best possible view of each and every watch, from each and every angle!In fact our photographs are so large, you will see much more detail, including of the movement, than you would normally see if the watch was bought over the counter on Bond Street London or the Burlington Arcade in London W1. Indeed more also, than if the watch was on your wrist! Even under a high power magnifying glass! Of which we have seen none larger, so far, from any vintage watch dealer on the Internet! Incidentally, a quick word about fake / copy watches.
For a number of reasons it is more difficult and less lucrative to recreate, vintage watches rather than new, or nearly new ones. Therefore there are much fewer fake/copy vintage watches made, when compared with new, or nearly new, high end brands. And if a fake / copy vintage watch is produced, it is much more likely to be of a particular, very high end watch. Ok I now feel more reassured about your watches, but who are you? Vintage Gold Watches is a partnership, based in Bayswater, London W2.
We are very close to the North (Noth-West) side of Hyde Park and very handy for three tube stops as well as Paddington Railway Station. Plus of course, Internet prices and convenience. As we are predominantly an online business, you will benefit from considerable savings when compared with similar vintage watch dealers with expensive retail premises and other large overheads. Indeed there are some excellent London based bricks and mortar vintage watch dealers we can point you to with prices double!! The prices you see here!
And who are the Partners? Alan , is the principal partner who has been a passionate collector of vintage watches for over 25 years. In 2010 he decided to turn his paying hobby into a full-time business by forming a partnership with Brian, another lifetime collector and trader in vintage watches. Similarly in 2012, Martyn a watch collector joined us along with Louise who handles our accounts.
Then there is our genius, independent repairs and restoration team, which includes two watch makers, a watch dial restorer and a watch-case maker. We consider our primary suppliers to be business partners, because we work so very closely with them.
How do we do this? The simplest way, is if you like the look of a watch and would like to try it on and see how it feels on your wrist, we recommend you to order and pay for the watch online, or indeed by calling us and paying over the telephone. There is no obligation to keep the watch at this point, because you have 14 days from the date of arrival to decide if you wish to keep the watch. Please note we fit high quality, mostly genuine crocodile straps to all the watches we sell and if a watch has been worn and the strap shows signs of use, we reserve the right to charge for a replacement.If you are overseas, we are sorry but this policy does not apply. I would really prefer to visit you and view a watch before I pay for it. Yes, you are very welcome to pay us a visit if you have a particular watch in mind and you would like to view it. However, as we are an Internet only business we do not have a showroom as this would significantly add to our overheads and therefore our prices. If you would like to meet us and view a watch, we will be very pleased to arrange a rendezvous at one of the larger hotels close by where you can relax over a coffee or tea and biscuits on us! And depending if you are using the Tube, Rail, or car, there are three Hilton Hotels within 2 miles radius of us to choose from!
We will of course do our best to fit in with your schedule. Bank Transfers (/Wire) and Bankers Drafts (Photographic ID must be provided).
Please allow 2 days for funds to be cleared and for administration and security checks to be carried out. So far all of my watches have been battery powered.
Please could you explain Automatic and Manual or Hand Wound Watches? Most high-end watches come equipped with an Automatic or Manual watch movement. These movements are not operated by a battery as they are in a Quartz watch.
The automatic watch will continue to keep time through the self-winding mechanism from the movement of your wrist over the course of the day, if the automatic watch has been sitting for a period of days and has not been stored on a watch winder it may need to be wound to set the time and build up a power reserve. A manual watch will need to be wound by hand and set every morning to keep time throughout the day. Has this watch been checked over and properly serviced? Yes indeed, all of our watches are fully inspected, cleaned, serviced and calibrated by a highly experienced professional watchmaker, before listing on our website. Most of our watches have also been fully restored.
So in addition to a mechanical overhaul, the case and dial will be restored. This is highly specialist work which is carried out by expert craftsmen and we use the best we can find. The watch case is carefully cleaned in a special solution and inspected for any weakness around the lugs, seams and case-back. And if necessary these are strengthened, invisibly, by adding more gold to the inside of the case.
The case is then very lightly and carefully polished to bring out the highlights and make it look (almost) new again. Where necessary the dial will be expertly restored (or refinished) by one of the foremost expert dial restorers in the UK. This is incredibly specialist work which involves very carefully stripping the dial of any paint and lacquer. The dial is then repainted and refinished using the same processes, or better, than the original.In this way, the best restored dials look as good as new and may well last longer than the original. Vintage watch case and dial restoration at this level is so good it often defies belief.
For more information please see Servicing / Repairs / Restoration at the very bottom left of the home page. Please could you explain Automatic and Manual or Hand Wound Watches. What may I reasonably expect, in terms of accuracy, from my vintage wristwatch?
Please see the table below. Type of watch and seconds gain/loss per day: Worst Typical Best.Vintage mechanical Swiss watch in good repair +/-60 +/-15 +/-5. Modern mechanical watch non-certified +/-10 +/-5 +/-2. Modern mechanical watch chronometer certified +6/-4 +/-3 +/-1. Modern quartz watch non-certified (normal) +/-2 +/-1 +/-0.1. Modern quartz watch chronometer certified (rare) +/-0.02 +/-0.02 +/-0.0. Please can you explain to me all about Gold measurement and K, k, ct, karats and carats. And Yellow gold, White gold, Rose, Pink, Red and more? A Carat (Ct or ct) is a weight measurement in reference to precious gemstones such as Diamonds, Sapphires, Rubies. Depending on where you are in the world a Carat may also be used in place of the term karat. However the term karat is never used in regards to gemstones. A karat (K or k) is the measurement of the purity of gold. Gold itself is very soft, and like silver, it needs to be alloyed with other metals to make it stronger and less expensive.
24 karat gold is considered pure gold, or 100% gold. To prevent this, gold is alloyed with metals such as silver, copper and zinc. When producing white gold alloys, nickel, copper and zinc are used.So, the karat is measured by the ratio of gold to the alloyed metal. 750 contains 75% pure gold. 585 contains 58.5% pure gold. 417 contains 41.7% pure gold. 375 contains 37.5% pure gold. 10k 14k and 18k are standards used in the U. 9k and 18k are standards used in the UK and Europe. 1 karat of gold = 1000/24. So 9 karat is 37.5% gold.
Divide the carat of gold you have by 24 and the result is the percentage. The remaining percentage of the metals are based on the type of gold you have. Rose, Red and Pink Gold Copper, Silver. White Gold Nickel, Zinc, Copper.Green Gold Silver, Zinc, Copper. This involves completely dismantling a watch for cleaning and close examination, replacing parts with genuine originals, rebuilding and then testing and calibration. Almost always, the dial and case will also require professional restoration. This is quite often a watch which has been passed on from father to son, or it may have been grandpas watch which has remained in the back of a drawer for many years and become part of his estate. Sentimental reasons aside, it is almost always worthwhile to repair and restore a vintage watch and as long as the watch has not been too badly damaged through corrosion or abuse. In some cases, minor miracles can be achieved in the hands of our experts in bringing good quality vintage watches, back to life! In more detail, repairs and restoration may involve any or all of the following. The Movement It is often surprising just how long a high quality Swiss watch movement will last. The answer is, with care and regular servicing, almost indefinitely. This is not only because Swiss watches have always been so very well made, but there is almost always a good supply of parts available for replacement, so it is well worth keeping your watch properly serviced as this will prevent the lubrication from drying out on critical parts of the watch, therefore prolonging the life of the parts and so the watch. The Case Surface scratches will occur with use and are usually no problem as these can often be removed without any loss of definition to the case. Deep scratches and engravings are far more difficult to repair / restore, but can be repaired by a specialist wristwatch case-maker. If the case is in very good original condition and has never been polished, it is better to clean the case and not polish it, in order to retain the original look and feel of the watch. The Case-Back Unwanted engravings can be successfully removed, again by a specialist case-maker.
The results can be dramatic with no loss of thickness of the gold. However this is highly skilled work and an estimate can only be provided when we have inspected the case-back. Lugs Where the strap or bracelet fixes to the case, one of the four lugs can become damaged or even break away, but this can be repaired.
The Dial Scratched, pitted and mottled dials can be restored or refinished to a very high standard. If the best dial restorers are used, the results are often spectacular and as good as new. However, this again can be expensive and if the dial is in good condition, it may be better to leave the dial alone to retain the originality of the watch. The Hands/Winding Crown Over many years, hands and winding crowns are often replaced with generic crowns.We can usually source period hands/crowns but these can be scarce and expensive. The Lens While scratched acrylic lenses can be polished, we prefer to replace. A little more expensive, but in our opinion, well worthwhile. To summarise, the restoration of a valuable vintage gold watch can be expensive, but almost always worthwhile.
The cost is usually less than the value added to the watch and perhaps more importantly, brings back to life something which will always be treasured and enjoyed for generations to come! ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL, 14CT, 1952, BLUE DIAL, SUPER OYSTER - IMMACULATE! ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL, BUBBLEBACK, THUNDERBIRD, 14CT, 1956 - IMMACULATE! ROLEX PRECISION, 18CT, 1958, 36MM, OVERSIZE - IMMACULATE!
ROLEX PRECISION, 1960, 9CT, INCL. ORIGINAL 9CT BRACELET & ORIGINAL BOX. As well as a web destination, "Vintage Gold Watches" is a partnership based in Bayswater, Central London (W2) U. Servicing / Repairs / Restoration.
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