Lot #3219 – Rolex Pocket Watch 2728

Estimate: $1,500.00 – $2,500.00

Vintage stainless steel Rolex pocket watch, ref #2728.  Circa 1920`s.  Black dial with applied Arabic hour markers with sub seconds at the 6 o’clock.  Swiss made, mechanical manual wind movement.  The outer case of the pocketwatch is wrapped in leather with a lizard/snake print.  The head rotates and is reversible.  The case back is stamped Rolex Brevete Depose SAR.  Can be secured to a fob.  Approximate dimensions of the pocket watch are 48.7mm at the widest point x 53.1mm from top to bottom.  Approximate diameter of the head is 29.5mm.

The leather has some wear.  Dial and hands have some spotting which can be expected due to age.  It runs and stops.  This pocketwatch will REQUIRE SERVICE.  The overall condition is good.  Water resistance/proofness not tested.  An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.

In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, founded their company Wilsdorf & Davis Ltd.  In 1908, they registered Rolex and became Rolex Watch Co Ltd in 1915.  After moving their headquarters to Geneva, Switzerland, the company name was changed to Montres Rolex S.A. in 1920.  Rolex introduced the first waterproof Rolex Oyster in 1926.  The following year, Mercedes Gleitze swam for 10 hours across the English Channel wearing a Rolex Oyster.  Rolex invented the first self-winding automatic movement with rotor in 1931.  Rolex watches became popular in the fields of aviation, motor racing, sports, and expeditions.  Some notable models are the Rolex Datejust, the Rolex Explorer, the Rolex Submariner, the Rolex GMT-Master, the Rolex Day-Date (aka “President”), the Rolex Milgauss, the Rolex Lady Datejust, the Rolex Deep Sea Special, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, the Rolex Sea-Dweller, the Rolex Explorer II, the Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000, the Rolex Pearlmaster (aka “Masterpiece”), the Rolex Yacht-Master, the Rolex Yacht-Master II, the Rolex Deepsea, the Rolex Sky-Dweller, the Rolex Air-King, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual, and the Rolex Cellini.

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Brand:  Rolex
Reference:  #2728
Diameter:  48.7mm at the widest point x 53.1mm from top to bottom
Dial Color:  Black
Case Material:  Stainless steel partially wrapped in leather
Bezel Material:  Stainless steel
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Manual wind
Functions:  Hours, minutes, seconds
Band:  NA
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA