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FS SOLD: WWII Rolex Radio Operator's Watch - reduced to £1350.00

  1. jimmyd13 Feb 28, 2018

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    I've been asked to sell the watch below on behalf of the family of the original owner.

    This is a less common Rolex pocket style watch with original bakelite case. The watch has sat, unused, for some decades until it received a full service this month. The mainspring and hairspring have both been replaced while everything else is original. There are no cracks or hairlines in the dial, though there are a few age related marks. Hands are original. It goes without saying that nothing has been polished. The watch is perfectly straight on the timeograph and is currently running just a few seconds a day slow.

    Dial, case and the 546 movement are all signed.

    The case is a rare survivor, this being used to attach the watch to the communications (radio) set.

    This watch was issued to the current owner's great-grandfather who was in the British Army and also seconded at one point to the RAF.

    Frankly, the photographs speak for themselves so I'll move straight on to those:
    IMG-20180224-WA0001.jpg IMG_0244.jpg IMG-20180224-WA0002.jpg IMG-20180224-WA0003.jpg IMG-20180224-WA0004.jpg IMG-20180224-WA0005.jpg IMG_0238.jpg IMG_0239.jpg IMG_0240.jpg IMG_0241.jpg

    It goes without saying that any questions are welcome and if further photographs are required I will supply the same.

    Asking price is £1350.00 including insured delivery.

    Thanks for looking and, OF, thanks for the space.
     
    Edited Apr 3, 2018
  2. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Feb 28, 2018

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    Not my area but looks very nice.
    Sure you are acquainted with MWR and I am sure you would find a lot of interest over there :thumbsup:
     
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  3. jimmyd13 Feb 28, 2018

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    It is a gorgeous example of what it is.

    I'm not a member of MWR but if it gains no interest where I have posted it, then I'll see about listing it there. :thumbsup:
     
  4. CdnWatchDoc Mar 1, 2018

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    Wow, that is a great little piece!! Fully agree with Alpha, if it doesn't move here, it will fly on MWR!
     
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  5. jimmyd13 Mar 2, 2018

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    Thanks - might just be too specialised a piece to appeal here but there are a few fora that I am a member of and I always like to offer things like this "to the family" before anyone else.
     
  6. jimmyd13 Mar 4, 2018

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    Sunday morning bump ....no military collectors liking this one on OF?
     
  7. jimmyd13 Mar 5, 2018

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    As someone asked for additional photos I thought it only fair to add the same here:
    IMG_0239.JPG IMG_0238.JPG IMG_0237.JPG IMG_0236.JPG IMG_0235.JPG IMG_0244.JPG IMG_0243.JPG IMG_0242.JPG IMG_0241.JPG IMG_0240.JPG IMG_0251.JPG IMG_0250.JPG IMG_0249.JPG IMG_0248.JPG IMG_0247.JPG IMG_0246.JPG IMG_0245.JPG
     
  8. jimmyd13 Mar 9, 2018

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    Bump with a price reduction: £1400, delivered.
     
  9. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Mar 9, 2018

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    Love this piece! Not on the market although i am tempted. Good luck!!
     
  10. jimmyd13 Mar 9, 2018

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    Well, I'm heading overseas next week and would like to get it moved ... so what price would tempt you more?;)
     
  11. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Mar 9, 2018

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    It’s not the price, I just haven’t focused on pocket watches to date....
     
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  12. jimmyd13 Mar 9, 2018

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  13. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Mar 9, 2018

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    Nah, Thank you. Fantastic piece though
     
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  14. Canuck Mar 9, 2018

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    Mods,

    A watch belonging to someone other that the poster being offered for sale. I thought that was a big NO NO.
     
  15. jimmyd13 Mar 9, 2018

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    I didn't know this was an issue? If so, please remove or I will.
     
  16. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Mar 9, 2018

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    Not the first sale I see “for a friend” as long as the seller takes responsibility for the item what’s the issue?
     
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  17. jimmyd13 Apr 3, 2018

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    Back in the UK and this watch is still looking for a new owner - bump and a price reduction to £1350.00
     
  18. jimmyd13 Apr 7, 2018

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    Sold through another site.

    Thanks for the space and all the comments.
     
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