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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 1002

$3,895

Vintage Rolex 34mm Oyster Perpetual, Silver Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 1002

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is one of the most iconic watch models in history. It was first introduced in 1926 as the world’s first waterproof wristwatch with a self-winding movement, which made it a breakthrough in watchmaking technology. The Oyster Perpetual has since become a timeless classic and a symbol of luxury and precision.

The vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1002 is a classic timepiece with a 34mm stainless steel case and an acrylic crystal, combining durability with a timeless aesthetic. Its silver dial features stick hour markers with tritium lume plots that enhance its vintage appeal. The watch is powered by a self-winding 1560 caliber movement, showcasing Rolex’s renowned precision and reliability. It comes with a stainless steel Oyster bracelet, adding to its robust construction. The watch is accompanied by its original papers dated 1975. Originally purchased in Ketchekan Alaska at the USCG Base, this watch has an interesting historical story.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet

Bezel

Smooth

Box and Papers

Papers

Brand

Rolex

Caliber

1560

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

34mm

Caseback

Solid

Crown

Screw Down

Crystal Material

Acrylic

Dial Color

Silver

Movement

Automatic

Size

31mm – 34mm

Warranty

2-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0006544
Model #1002
Model NameOyster Perpetual
Year Producedca. 1975
Serial Number3XXXXXX

Description

Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.