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Rolex + Zell Brothers Oyster Turtle Timer Ref. 3478


Vintage Rolex + Zell Brothers 29mm Oyster Turtle Timer, Copper and Pink Dial, Black Leather Strap, Ref. 3478

A rare and exquisite vintage Rolex timepiece – the Zell Brothers Jewelers Oyster Turtle Timer. Zell Brothers was Portland, Oregon’s most prestigious jewelers who was one of the first representatives of Rolex watches in the country. This beautiful watch dates back to 1941 and boasts a unique copper colored dial with a distinctive pink ring holding the numbers, adding a level of flare and readability. Crafted by the legendary watchmakers at Rolex, this timepiece is a true collector’s item. The watch is powered by a 17 jewel manual movement, ensuring accurate timekeeping and reliable performance. The watch’s elegant design is both classic and timeless, making it the perfect accessory for any discerning watch enthusiast. The sturdy Oyster case is designed to withstand even the toughest conditions, making it the perfect choice for adventurers and explorers. This vintage Rolex timepiece is a testament to the brand’s exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. The Oyster Turtle Timer is a truly unique and stunning timepiece that is sure to become a treasured heirloom for generations to come. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of horological history.

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Additional information

Band Color


Band Material


Band Type




Box and Papers

No Box | No Papers



Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size





Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color

Copper, Pink




< = 30mm


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Item ID0005994
Model #3478
Model NameOyster Turtle Timer
Year Producedca. 1941
Serial Number1XXXXX


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.