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1965 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Mens 2-Tone Watch, Stainless Steel & 14K Gold - The Zephyr

SKU: 21-200368



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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Today's offering showcases this uncommon and very cool "Zephyr dial" Rolex Oyster Perpetual model #1008 encased in stainless steel and gold. Featuring a distinctive index bezel and special cross-hair dial, the "Zephyr" was designed by Rolex to epitomize the sports dress watch of the 1960's and early 1970's. At the time of its launch, according to their marketing Rolex intended it to be a significant new direction and obtain a prominent position in their line. Despite its interesting look, it was a sales disappointment for Rolex and never became the de facto standard for a dressier Oyster Perpetual, although as is often the case with unsuccessful models, today their somewhat limited production numbers make them sought after by collectors. Our Zephyr is in all original condition. Its watertight Oyster case is near mint. The Zephyr dial is just short of mint and shows only very slight aging. And it comes on its original Rolex USA Jubille bracelet. A Master Watchmaker who specializes in Rolexes has fully serviced the watch using Rolex parts at a wholesale cost to us of $600. It continues to keep time nearly on par with a new Rolex in five chronometer positions.


Model: Reference 1008

No: 1,158,736

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic

Dial: Satiné silver "Zephyr" dial with cross hair design, luminous dots. Original and just short of mint with very slight aging and slight loss of luminous dots visible under magnification

Hands: Original, luminous gold "dauphines"

Movement type: Cal. 1560, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring

Bracelet: Original, Rolex USA Jubilee, steel and 14K gold, size to fit a wrist up to approx. 7 3/4 inches, excellent condition

Width between lugs: 19mm

Crystal type: Acrylic, vintage, excellent condition

Return Policy: 7 days from the day it is received

SKU: 21-200368
Accompanied by: Rolex
Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel & 14K Gold
Color: Satiné silver
Watch Movement: Automatic
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Authenticity Details: Rolex
Case Dimensions (in mm): 34mm diameter, 12mm thick
Primary Material: Stainless Steel & 14K Gold

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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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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