The Wilsdorf & Davis company moved out of Great Britain in 1912.Wilsdorf wanted his watches to be affordable, but taxes and export duties on the case metals (silver and gold) were driving costs up.It has the calibre 1225 movement, which beats at 21,600 bph / 6 bps.
As long as you don’t lick the stuff off, you’re safe 😉 Now it’s time to order a new glass and gaskets, and to clean all the parts. The love of detail shows clearly, and the movement is certainly one up from your standard ETA stuff.
You get what you pay for (well, some of that money goes to the brand image, but you want that as well, don’t you?
I got this Rolex Oysterdate off e Bay – very much “pre-loved”, with a chip in the glass and some scratches.
But considering that the watch is probably a good 30 – 40 years old, this is not bad.
Only Rolex knows the exact date that any watch was actually produced.
Confused...contact Rolex with the exact serial number of your watch...don't expect a reply with an answer!
(ROLEX without the O) N, C, & S came out during the early to mid 1990's, W, T & U a little later.
The latest letter prefixes are all running concurrently..Rolex wishes!
🙂 ) The next step from here is to polish the case as it has quite deep scratches and dents.
The serial number is traditionally located at 6 o'clock between the lugs and under the bracelet.
Rolex is a brand of Swiss wristwatches and accessories renowned for their quality and exclusivity, as well as their cost (from a few thousand to more than one hundred thousand U. Although a symbol of success, Rolex has earned its strong reputation through innovations in design and function over many decades. They originally imported Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placed them in quality cases made by Dennison and others.