Time Machine...

Vintage Rolex Discussion

Time Machine...

Joined: May 28th, 2007, 5:43 pm

June 22nd, 2012, 9:39 pm #1

I know it's not a 6541 or a Big Crown....but you don't find them like this everyday...no matter how seemingly insignificant.

I just picked this up. Broken staff.

Reference 2595 ca. 1937

Never seen a screwdriver.

Never seen a wheel.

Totally time machine...and with a BLACK ORIGINAL DIAL nonethelesss!

Scientific seconds hand!

I need another watch ... right... but I simply couldn't pass this up.

I gambled on the dial and won.

The movement is the kind of thing you just put under glass. It hasn't ever been cleaned..and it shines like a new dime! EIGHTEEN jewels in a sweep seconds...top of the top!

WOW!





Quote
Like
Share

Joined: September 23rd, 2003, 3:40 pm

June 22nd, 2012, 9:52 pm #2

I'm a big fan of these dinky little Oysters, and that's a cracker!

Nice find Tommy, and I can't wait to see that dial through a new crystal.

MW

Quote
Like
Share

Joined: May 28th, 2007, 5:43 pm

June 22nd, 2012, 9:56 pm #3

I'm gonna try and polish the crystal as best as I can. It's an original dome blue point....you just never see them.

The dial has some issues...but the PRINT is perfect so..hey...its 75 years old...mostly you can't even read the black ones.

But the movement 18 jewels and MINT!

Quote
Like
Share

Joined: November 22nd, 2004, 10:13 am

June 22nd, 2012, 9:56 pm #4

I know it's not a 6541 or a Big Crown....but you don't find them like this everyday...no matter how seemingly insignificant.

I just picked this up. Broken staff.

Reference 2595 ca. 1937

Never seen a screwdriver.

Never seen a wheel.

Totally time machine...and with a BLACK ORIGINAL DIAL nonethelesss!

Scientific seconds hand!

I need another watch ... right... but I simply couldn't pass this up.

I gambled on the dial and won.

The movement is the kind of thing you just put under glass. It hasn't ever been cleaned..and it shines like a new dime! EIGHTEEN jewels in a sweep seconds...top of the top!

WOW!





Magnificent piece. Dial is a stunner!perfect pick up there
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: May 28th, 2007, 5:43 pm

June 22nd, 2012, 10:09 pm #5

I know it's not a 6541 or a Big Crown....but you don't find them like this everyday...no matter how seemingly insignificant.

I just picked this up. Broken staff.

Reference 2595 ca. 1937

Never seen a screwdriver.

Never seen a wheel.

Totally time machine...and with a BLACK ORIGINAL DIAL nonethelesss!

Scientific seconds hand!

I need another watch ... right... but I simply couldn't pass this up.

I gambled on the dial and won.

The movement is the kind of thing you just put under glass. It hasn't ever been cleaned..and it shines like a new dime! EIGHTEEN jewels in a sweep seconds...top of the top!

WOW!





Here is the dial...really unusual...2 color printing...is this the earliest example????

Gilt time track and numerals...with Silver Text....

Oh man...Imperial Chronometre....with a curved Rolex Oyster Oh man....

Quote
Like
Share

Joined: September 23rd, 2003, 3:40 pm

June 22nd, 2012, 10:18 pm #6

happily! The dial will improve with a little bit of tacking, and the print makes up for any surface speckling.

MW
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: December 7th, 2011, 1:25 pm

June 22nd, 2012, 10:33 pm #7

I know it's not a 6541 or a Big Crown....but you don't find them like this everyday...no matter how seemingly insignificant.

I just picked this up. Broken staff.

Reference 2595 ca. 1937

Never seen a screwdriver.

Never seen a wheel.

Totally time machine...and with a BLACK ORIGINAL DIAL nonethelesss!

Scientific seconds hand!

I need another watch ... right... but I simply couldn't pass this up.

I gambled on the dial and won.

The movement is the kind of thing you just put under glass. It hasn't ever been cleaned..and it shines like a new dime! EIGHTEEN jewels in a sweep seconds...top of the top!

WOW!





just looking at the amazing movement...absolutely love that old skool watch making. Thank you for sharing!
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: May 28th, 2007, 5:43 pm

June 22nd, 2012, 10:34 pm #8

happily! The dial will improve with a little bit of tacking, and the print makes up for any surface speckling.

MW
You always want better but man...this hasn't seen any use since the war I guarantee it. This was probably a "found" piece. It came from Germany.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: August 14th, 2003, 3:20 pm

June 22nd, 2012, 11:02 pm #9

I know it's not a 6541 or a Big Crown....but you don't find them like this everyday...no matter how seemingly insignificant.

I just picked this up. Broken staff.

Reference 2595 ca. 1937

Never seen a screwdriver.

Never seen a wheel.

Totally time machine...and with a BLACK ORIGINAL DIAL nonethelesss!

Scientific seconds hand!

I need another watch ... right... but I simply couldn't pass this up.

I gambled on the dial and won.

The movement is the kind of thing you just put under glass. It hasn't ever been cleaned..and it shines like a new dime! EIGHTEEN jewels in a sweep seconds...top of the top!

WOW!





nt

John Ireland
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: November 29th, 2007, 6:14 am

June 23rd, 2012, 1:24 am #10

I know it's not a 6541 or a Big Crown....but you don't find them like this everyday...no matter how seemingly insignificant.

I just picked this up. Broken staff.

Reference 2595 ca. 1937

Never seen a screwdriver.

Never seen a wheel.

Totally time machine...and with a BLACK ORIGINAL DIAL nonethelesss!

Scientific seconds hand!

I need another watch ... right... but I simply couldn't pass this up.

I gambled on the dial and won.

The movement is the kind of thing you just put under glass. It hasn't ever been cleaned..and it shines like a new dime! EIGHTEEN jewels in a sweep seconds...top of the top!

WOW!





Quote
Like
Share