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1945 Rolex Oyster Vintage Ladies Ref. 3492 Handwound Watch - Stainless Steel

SKU: 21-188223

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CONDITIONS

PRISTINE Merchandise is in “like new” condition. There are no signs of wear or any other visible imperfections.  EXCELLENT Merchandise is in exceptionally good condition with very little wear. Any imperfections are described in detail.  VERY GOOD: Merchandise is in very good condition for its age. Older items may exhibit very light patina and wear relative to the age of the product, and more contemporary items will be just short of “excellent”. GOOD: Merchandise is in good condition and typically will appear mildly to moderately used. There may be some surface scratches and/or other imperfections. Older items may exhibit patina and wear related to their age. Please review the item listing for specific details regarding condition.

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One of Rolex's greatest contributions to horology is in the area of waterproof cases. The Rolex Oyster watch, which featured a unique case and patented screw down crown that offered its owner complete protection against water, dust, and perspiration, birthed the idea of the modern sport watch as we know it and was a catalyst for the initial widespread acceptance of the wristwatch. Several events worked to greatly popularize the watch: Sir Malcolm Campbell's land speed record attempt where he achieved a speed of 272 mpg, all done while wearing perfectly functioning Oyster. And perhaps the most well-known early event in the company's history: Mercedes Gleitz's English Channel swim wearing an Oyster. Following the historic event, Rolex took out a full-page ad in the Daily Mail introducing the Oyster. Today's offering showcases this wonderful and rare vintage ladies Rolex Oyster made circa 1945. Beating away inside our watch is the original diminutive hand wound Rolex movement complete with Super Balance system for greater accuracy. It presents in wonderful condition. The parts are all original down to the crown and all hands. The case presents as better than near mint. The dial is very clean. It still retains its original Oyster Patent crown that screws down well. Our watchmaker has just freshly cleaned and oiled the high grade movement, which was originally adjusted to two positions and is also still very clean..



FINER POINTS


Model: Ref. 3494


No: 346,292


Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds


Dial: Silver with luminous numbered indexes, signed Rolex, may be original or may be a very high quality refinishing done relatively shortly after production, better than near mint


Hands: Original, luminous batons and original seconds


Movement type: Rolex, manually wound, 7 1/2"', rhodium plated, "fausses cotes" decoration, 17 jewels, lever escapement, Super balance balance, self compensating flat balance-spring adjusted to two positions


Bracelet: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn


Width between lugs: 12mm


Crystal type: Acrylic, mint condition


Return Policy: 7 days from the day it is received

SKU: 21-188223
Accompanied by: Rolex
Bracelet/Strap: Genuine Leather
Color: Silver
Watch Movement: Manually Wound
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Authenticity Details: Rolex
Case Dimensions (in mm): 18mm wide (without crown), 25mm long lug tip-to-tip
Primary Material: Stainless Steel

Domestic and international shipping is by FedEx. All shipments are fully insured.

Please contact Portero Customer Care Department for a return authorization, and ship back item within 7 days of receipt. Items must be properly packaged in comparable box, and in unworn condition.

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF ROLEX

Since its beginning in 1905 as a London watch distributor, Rolex has embodied all that is reliable, functional, and beautiful in a timepiece. Whether swimming across the English Channel, fighting alongside James Bond, or accessorizing the world’s leading dignitaries, Rolex’s precision and unique manufacturing tactics have long been admired and rewarded. Rolex’s use of the finest materials and craftsmanship has transfixed the world, creating an iconic symbol of great success. Every Rolex is under the Portero Promise, guaranteeing authenticity and quality.

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