Genuine Original ROLEX W&D Silver 0.925 Hallmarked 1927
You are bidding on a genuine silver 0.925 Rolex open face pocket watch, made in Switzerland in 1927. The watch is numbered under the silver dial: 135266. The same number is seen on the case and the movement to show it is all original.
Dial: The silver coloured dial has black Roman numerals with outer minute divisions. The middle of the dial is engine turned. The dial has nice hands and a subsidiary seconds dial at the six. The dial is signed: "ROLEX".
Movement: The anchor lever movement has 17 Jewels and is in working condition, however we cannot guarantee accuracy for an antique watch.
Case: The watch comes in a silver 0.925 case with a smooth finish. The inner side of the case has the hallmark for London import 1927 and silver 0.925. The case and the cuvette are signed W&D and numbered: 135266. See note at the bottom about Wilsdorf & Davis.
Signed: ROLEX - Diameter: 42 mm - Swiss Made 1927
Rolex History: Mention Rolex and the majority of people will instantly recognize them as being a manufacturer of prestige, luxury wristwatches. They are by far the largest luxury watch brand in the world with revenues of around $3bn every single year and sales in every country of the world. This reputation has also seen Rolex watches become some of the single most expensive items of jewellery with used Rolex watches with good heritage and in good condition fetching large sums of money.
Wilsdorf & Davis
Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis established Wilsdorf & Davis, which would later become Rolex, in 1905. Initially, the company did not make their own watches as such, but instead imported Herman Aegler’s Swiss movements, placed them in high quality cases, and then sold the watches to jewellers. The jewellers would then place their own brand name on the watch face, although a W&D mark was typically found inside the caseback of the watch.
The trademark Rolex was first registered by Wilsdorf in 1908 and the pair opened an office in Switzerland. The company name Rolex was not registered until 1915. Since this time, the Rolex brand has introduced many different innovations to the luxury watch market and has won plaudits and praise accordingly throughout the years.
Rolex watches remain as popular as ever and the company continue to create high quality watches that are widely considered to be among the most accurate and the best looking of all luxury watches. New and old models can fetch a large amount of money, but unfortunately this means that there is also a large number of fake Rolex watches doing the rounds so buyers do need to beware that they’re getting the genuine item.