Lot 10
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ROLEX | DATEJUST, REFERENCE 1601 YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DATECIRCA 1962

Estimate
2,500 - 3,500 GBP
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Description

  • DATEJUST, REFERENCE 1601¬†YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DATECIRCA 1962¬†
Dial: champagneCalibre: cal. 1560 automatic, 26 jewelsMovement number: D80'694Case: 18ct yellow gold Oyster, screw-down crown and backCase number: 780'025 Closure: Rolex calfskin strap with gold plated Rolex pin buckleDimensions: 36mm diameter Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: Rolex Guarantee dated 19 January 1963, chronometer certification document, original invoice, one booklet and presentation case 

Condition

DIAL: in very good condition, lume plots with consistent patina, with minor losses to the ones at 4, 5, 7 o'clock. Date window with some scuffs, hands with matching patina. CASE: in excellent condition given the age of the watch. Some light scuffs, especially to the upper right and lower left lugs. The back of the lugs with signs of strap removal. MOVEMENT: running at the time of cataloguing, date advances Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

This piece is offered on behalf of the family of the original owner. The watch still has a strong case, well preserved pie-pan dial and comes with a most impressive complete set.