Estimate: $1,500.00 – $2,000.00
Vintage ladies stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual wristwatch, ref #6619. Circa 1968. White Rolex “T Swiss T” dial with applied bar hour markers. White gold fluted bezel. Swiss made, self winding automatic movement. Comes on a stainless steel rivet Rolex Oyster bracelet #7204 with matching #66 end pieces. Approximate diameter is 24mm.
Has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age. Previously refreshed dial. The crystal has a small chip. The hands and markers have spotting throughout which can be expected. The crown has a ding. The side of the case (opposite side of the crown) has a couple of small dings. The overall condition of the watch is good. Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness. 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.