Jewellery, Silver, Watches and Coins Sale | 13 August 2013

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Lot no.


Rolex, Oyster, a gentleman's two colour wristwatch, circa 1946, no

Sold for £500

Est: £250–350

Rolex, Oyster, a gentleman's two colour wristwatch, circa 1946, no. 426245, the two piece screw down case with stepped gold coloured bezel, the silver dial with Arabic and tapered numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, the case 40mm including lugs, on half a black strap

Movement not examined. In our opinion the back is not original, but a replacement turned back. This means the cerated edge of the back has cut into the case, making it impossible to remove.
The dial does not appear to be original to the case. The index is half hidden by the glass. The movement is not guaranteed to be Rolex manufactured.
Case worn and scratched. The bezel is worn and discoloured. The dial is discoloured. Luminous worn hands not original. The glass is cracked and scratched. There is only half a strap.
The hands set and the crown winds down onto the case, but it sits proud
IMPORTANT NOTICES TO WATCH BUYERS - The notices below form part of our Conditions of Business as printed in the catalogue, and potential bidders must acquaint themselves with these notices prior to bidding. The condition of any lot falling within the notices as outlined may not be deemed sufficient reason to return the lot to us. Please note that Dreweatts are unable to give any further verbal condition reports or comment for any lot, and all condition reports and requests must be submitted in writing to via our website, or by fax on 01635 553 599.

DAMAGE, RESTORATION, ALTERATION - Although every effort is made to note any damage, restoration or alterations, the absence of any such information in catalogue descriptions does not imply the lot is in perfect condition and free from any such defects. Prospective buyers should satisfy themselves as to the condition of any lot prior to bidding. All watches are serviced from time to time, and Dreweatts are unable to guarantee that the working parts of any watch movement, glass or crystal, winding crowns, watch bracelet, strap or buckle are the manufacturers' original parts, unless otherwise stated in the catalogue description. We are unable to make any representation in our catalogue descriptions or condition reports as to the authenticity of such parts. Dreweatts are unable to make any representation, nor make any comment on, the authenticity of diamonds, or other gemstones, set into watch dials, bezels, cases and bracelets.

IMPORT/EXPORT RESTRICTIONS - There maybe Import Restrictions into some territories outside the United Kingdom placed on certain watch brands, or on the importation of watches with straps composed of animal skins which may fall under CITES Regulations. It is the sole responsibility of the buyer to comply with all Export/Import
regulations and potential bidders are strongly recommended to check with their shipping agent as to any such regulations that may apply to any lot. Dreweatts are not shippers and are unable to offer any advice regarding such regulations.

AUTHENTICATION - All watch movements have been inspected by Dreweatts watchmaker and specialists, and we have verified all inventory and movement numbers. For the information of potential bidders, all inventory and movement numbers are listed in the catalogue description for the relevant lot.

CONDITION REPORTS - Dreweatts condition reports will identify whether a watch functions at the time of cataloguing, and suggest possible, but not comprehensive, restoration work that may need to be carried out for the watch to function properly. Dreweatts are unable to test watches for accuracy or running to time, and we cannot guarantee that any watch will function when purchased from us. As we have examined all watch movements by removing the case backs, we cannot guarantee that water resistant watches will remain water resistant following purchase from us. Dreweatts recommend that any watch purchased from us is subsequently overhauled by a competent watchmaker to ensure proper functioning.

Jewellery, Silver, Watches and Coins Sale

Tuesday 13 August 2013, 10.00am

Donnington Priory
Oxford Road
RG14 2JE


Saturday 10th August 9.00am - 12.30pm
Monday 12th August 9.00am - 6.00pm
Morning of sale from 8.30am

Important Information

This website includes general reports of the condition of the property for various lots in this Sale. The absence of any condition or condition report does not mean, or imply, that the lot is free from any damage or restoration. If you require a condition report, please click on the Enquire about this lot button on the lot details page. We are not professional restorers and do not undertake conservation, and we strongly recommend that you consult such a professional of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed report. Whilst we undertake every reasonable effort to provide a comprehensive representation of every item, prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition. Any statement, whether written or verbal made by The Fine Art Auction Group (trading as Dreweatts, Dreweatts 1759 and Bloomsbury Auctions), its staff and agents, is a subjective, qualified opinion and is only provided on this basis. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.


Artist's Resale Rights (“Droit de Suite”)

Lots marked with a delta symbol (δ) are subject to the Artist's Resale Right Law.The buyer agrees to pay Bloomsbury Auctions an amount equal to the resale royalty and we will pay such amount to the artist's collecting agent. Resale royalty applies where the Hammer price is 1,000 Euros or more and the amount cannot be more than 12,500 Euros per lot. The amount is calculated as follows:

Royalty For the portion of the Hammer Price (in Euros)
4.00% up to 50,000
3.00% between 50,000.01 and 200,000
1.00% between 200,000.01 and 350,000
0.50% between 350,000.01 and 500,000
0.25% in excess of 500,000

Invoices will, as usual, be issued in Pounds Sterling. For the purposes of calculating the resale royalty the Pounds Sterling/ Euro rate of exchange will be the European Central Bank reference rate on the day of the sale.