ROLEX | TURN-O-GRAPH, REFERENCE 6202, A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1953 | 勞力士 | "Turn-O-Graph 型號6202 精鋼鏈帶腕錶，錶殼編號950531，約1953年製"
TURN-O-GRAPH, REFERENCE 6202
A STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1953
Calibre: automatic, jeweled
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 950'531
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 36 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 165 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial is nice and original, the lume plots have aged significantly and matched the hands, the lume on the second hands is missing. The bezel is slightly discoloured with very minor scratches and is worn throughout. Light hairline surface scratches to the lugs, band and case back. The case has been slightly polished. The inside clasp is engraved with monogram. Overall is in very good condition consider its age.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"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."
Reference 6202 was released in 1953 and was first marketed as a watch that could be used by air travellers as it was easy to use the rotating bezel for timing functions. The model was ultimately pulled from production in the early 1960s, as it was seen as rather redundant when compared with the timing and diving abilities of the Submariner and the GMT-Master, both of which were seen as more popular. The present example is in original condition and gives a huge reading on the Geiger counter.