This is a BEAUTIFUL Stainless Steel, ROLEX GENTS AUTOMATIC Wristwatch, which dates to 1958c and is in Very GOOD CONDITION. It has an Off White Dial with raised Gold Baton Numerals, which is signed ROLEX Oyster Perpetual – AIR KING –Super Precision.
It has a ROLEX 25J, Calibre 1530 AUTOMATIC Movement, with early Buttefly Style Rotor, which was recently stripped, cleaned and overhauled by my Watchmaker, so is running very well and keeping almost perfect time. The Super Precision is one of the rarer models, fitted in the 5500 Case.
The Stainless Steel Case is signed with Ref. 5500, between the lugs at 12.00 and with SN 418457 between the lugs at 6.00 and is in very good condition. It is also signed 1v 1958 on the inside case back, which indicates it was produced in the 4th Qtr of 1958. It also has a Rolex screw-down Crown.
It is fitted with an 18mm – Black Leather Strap, which has a Rolex Buckle and measures 235mm overall – (REF:L643)
For more information on ROLEX History, please see David Boettcher’s excellent website : http://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/ – where you can read about Rolex and many more topics and articles about horology.
Type: Metal – Off-White- Cream
Signed: Rolex with Logo – Oyster Perpetual – AIR KING – SUPER PRECISION – SWISS
Width (mm): 29- (Note: 25.4mm=1inch)
Numerals: Solid raised BATON
Hands: Gold . Dauphine Style – Blued Steel Centre Seconds
Crystal: Glass – some light scratches
Condition: Excellent – see pics
Metal Content: Stainless Steel
Serial Number: Case Ref – 5500 – SN 418457 – 4th Qtr of 1958
Diameter (mm): 34
Diameter (incl. crown) : 36 and 40 to lugs
Condition: Very Good – some light wear marks and scratches on rim and back.
Calibre: ROLEX 25J, Calibre 1530 with SN 43391
Model: Automatic – Stem wind and Set –
Type: – I have not opened to take pics
Serial Number: – I have not opened to take pics
Condition: Just Overhauled
Timekeeping: Almost perfect over 24 hrs.
Overhauled: Yes – Recently by my Watchmaker
The S&H WORLDWIDE IS €11.00 for Registered Priority Airmail.
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