Jewellery, Silver, Watches and Coins Sale | 13 August 2013
Rolex, Oyster, a gentleman's two colour wristwatch, circa 1946, no
Sold for £500
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
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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.
Tuesday 13 August 2013, 10.00am
Saturday 10th August 9.00am - 12.30pm
Monday 12th August 9.00am - 6.00pm
Morning of sale from 8.30am