Grannies ladies Rolex

Vintage Rolex Discussion

Grannies ladies Rolex

Joined: December 20th, 2011, 11:05 am

December 20th, 2011, 11:14 am #1

Here are some details of my Grannies vintage Rolex.
I would be gratefull for any insights to its age, origin or value.
And how we might get it repaired.

Ladies vintage Gold Rolex wrist watch.
15 jewels.
Inscribed inside open back cover as follows.
W&D 1157443.
9 375.
Various other engraved numbers.

original leather and gold strap

Any information gratefully recieved.

Best Regards

Brian

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Joined: November 7th, 2010, 2:29 am

December 21st, 2011, 12:20 am #2

the .375 is for 9 karat gold. Not sure about the age as the serial number doesn't correspond with the typical W & D (Wilsdorf and Davis)stamping. W & D appears in the late 1900's and I have one from the late 20's with the W & D stamping as well.

If you can post a picture, it would help greatly. Without seeing the condition and shape of the case, as well as the dial and hands, it is hard to give any further insight.
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Joined: November 29th, 2007, 6:14 am

December 21st, 2011, 3:21 am #3

and in fact, gold watch up until at least the late 40s, did not have serial number that made any kind of sense to anyone trying to estimate age.

W&D stamp certainly indicates early 1900s.

A picture would give us more information... if you take pictures, make sure you open the watch up and show us the movement, as well as the hallmarks. The hallmarks will pinpoint the year of case manufacture.

Looking forward to the pics!
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Joined: December 20th, 2011, 11:05 am

December 22nd, 2011, 7:32 pm #4

the .375 is for 9 karat gold. Not sure about the age as the serial number doesn't correspond with the typical W & D (Wilsdorf and Davis)stamping. W & D appears in the late 1900's and I have one from the late 20's with the W & D stamping as well.

If you can post a picture, it would help greatly. Without seeing the condition and shape of the case, as well as the dial and hands, it is hard to give any further insight.
HAVE A COUPLE OF PHOTOS TO SHARE WITH YOU. Could you send me your private email address so that I can send photos as a pdf file.

Thanks for any help you can provide re date
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Joined: December 20th, 2011, 11:05 am

December 23rd, 2011, 10:00 am #5

Sorry Guys just worked out how to put photos on photobucket !
I'll try and link them to this message






Aha ! thanks to my son Tom here we are

Best Regards

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Joined: January 6th, 2008, 9:08 am

December 23rd, 2011, 10:24 pm #6

London import hallmark is identifiable but the dating one is too unsharp to date precisely.
Can be anything from "b" to "p" meaning some time between 1917 and 1930...
What is the letter below the Rolex-R as this one is the year?

Bye,
Derk
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Joined: December 20th, 2011, 11:05 am

December 24th, 2011, 12:11 pm #7

Dear All

The symbol directly underneath the R for Rolex appears to be a Sterling Pound sign (if not its an unusual f)

and under the X in Rolex the symbol is a U inside a circular shape attached to the surounding stamp at the top, bottom and sides.

By the way the watch has started working ! so no need for repairs hopefully.

Thanks for the info so far

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Joined: January 6th, 2008, 9:08 am

December 24th, 2011, 12:59 pm #8

... it's an f for 1921
You can compare it with this picture



Bye,
Derk
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Joined: December 20th, 2011, 11:05 am

December 28th, 2011, 11:04 am #9

Thanks - do you recognise the model ? an idea of value ?

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