Oliver Vale (Login valeon) from IP address 220.127.116.11
I have a 1927 Rolex Oyster with s/n 21635. Although not marked with Rolex Oyster on face, when opened up it shows Rolex name and serial number inside. Does anyone out there have anything similar? Does the lack of "Rolex" on the dial make it less collectable.
Its 18kt gold and is in pretty good condition- movement works perfectly.
Anyone got any ideas on ballpark value of this? (If I'm allowed to ask this).
My guess is that despite its age, the styling will probably limit its appeal and thus lower its value for most Rolex collectors.
a beautiful early cushion Oyster. You do not show the most interesting part (imho)
the movement, that should be an an Ultra or Extra Prima.
Lack of signature or replacement hands are not a problem but the replacement crown
is as these antique Oysters were equipped with an Oysterlock first generation (not
working without proper crown, and finding one...).
If you go to the Vintage Market Forum part, I could be interested.
Nice watch anyway.
so it is a Prima movement, without looking at it I can not tell you if its
an Ultra or Extra, anyway that is not fundamental.
What I meant is that your winding crown is not original, as you see next
to the winding crown there is some kind of little bridge, this bridge was used
to rceive an oignon shaped winder (certainly not flat like yours) that would screw
itself on the little bridge.
The technical aspect (waterproof) of these watches lied in the fact of that... oigon shaped winder crown, that is why imho this is more of a problem than the missing Rolex logo.
a VALUABLE early Oyster watch, with original dial and
original Cathedral hands. The 'Prima' refers to the balance, which is 'extra fine' and not 'standard'
A correct style crown should not be too difficult to locate.
A highly collectable piece.
Have it proffessionally serviced and get the correct crown and you will have one of the
nicest and most sought after early Oysters! Have it valued and insured, another one like that, will be EXPENSIVE $3,500 or more possibley at and difficult to replace! Your Grandfather, has done you proud with that beautiful watch, enjoy and treasure it!!
The unicorn that I am working on restoring has purple hands just like these, that is what I thought was most attractive, now if I could find a case like this one, I would be on cloud nine. I currently have it in a temporary case just to keep it from getting grimy or dusty. It has the original wavy sunburst type dial but it is faded and dull roman numerals. I like the cathedral hands, are yours blue?
It is on another movement that I bought for backup parts and because I liked the dial, it is gold with engraved flowers in the middle, arabic numbers and the double line encircling them, is that what is called the rail?
Your watch face has the same wavy sunburst design as my unicorn only it has arabic and the double line encircling the numbers, I wish my numbers were as sharp as yours are! It is really amazing how little yours has faded. It is a beauty. What size is the movement?
I'm starting to understand this is in pretty good condition considering the age. I've asked someone who works in Rolex in Geneva to have a look at this to find out more about it and they were apparently quite impressed.
I'm afraid I don't know too much about the size of the movement though.
I guess I didn't say that right, how many mm wide is the movement? I didn't mean to get a size in lignes, I have trouble converting those details anyhow. I just wondered if it was the same size as most modern mens watches.