Specifications

Manufactured by Rolex, Geneva Suisse

Manufacturer: Rolex
Manufacturer Location: Geneva Suisse
Movement Serial Number:
Estimated Production Year: 1926
Size: 16s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunter
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate

Rare Rolex Pocket Watch Housed in Beautifully Hallmarked Sterling Silver Hunter Case

In 1905 Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis founded a watch company in London, England named Wilsdorf and Davis. By 1920 their company had moved to Geneva, Switzerland, and changed their name to Montres Rolex SA. In those early days of Rolex, their aim wasn’t to craft high-end luxury watches but rather to create durable timepieces for the everyday man. It took James Bond and Paul Newmann to launch the company’s reputation into the rarified air of luxury watches. The history of Rolex is quite nearly a rags to riches tale of a watch company. One that pioneered innovative designs focused on creating watches that remained functional in a variety of conditions, from dust-proofing their watches to pioneering techniques in crafting waterproof watches.

Today the company is known primarily for its wristwatches, and that’s what makes this Rolex pocket watch such a rare and interesting find of great significance. The estimated date of production of this Rolex is 1926. It is housed in a gorgeous hallmarked sterling silver case. In line with the company’s humble origins as a watchmaker for the everyday man, their dials were not signed—an essential indicator that this is an all-original Rolex pocket watch from the company’s earlier days.

The case is engraved with the initials E.C., attaching the ownership of this watch to someone who, along with this historic timepiece, was there for the events of the 20th century that shook the world. If you’re a fan of the Rolex brand or enjoy owning a piece of horological history, this fine-crafted Rolex from the first half of the 20th century makes an excellent addition to your collection or as an interesting pocket watch to wear for daily use.

 

$5,775

1 in stock

DETAILS

Overall condition: Excellent
Case: Size 16, 2 inches in diameter. Rolex – Rolex Sterling Silver, beautifully  hallmarked– personal engraving E.C. – excellent
Dial: Double sunk enamel Arabic numerals , no flaws – excellent
Movement: Excellent

Warranty: Full one-year warranty.
Service: All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned, and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease and adjusted for accuracy.

Included with all orders: quality gift box, velvet pouch, tarnish-free paper, display stand (pictured), and polishing cloth.
Orders under: $2,500 are shipped USPS Priority Mail with signature confirmation.
Orders over: $2,500 are shipped FedEx Overnight with signature confirmation.

Specifications

Manufactured by Rolex, Geneva Suisse

Manufacturer: Rolex
Manufacturer Location: Geneva Suisse
Movement Serial Number:
Estimated Production Year: 1926
Size: 16s
Jewels: 15j
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunter
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: Bridge Plate