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Offered here is a custom-made wristwatch powered by vintage ROLEX Rebberg movement. This high-jeweled movement was made in SWITZERLAND at the BEGINNING OF XX CENTURY. Conserved in a very good condition and keeps time perfectly. New stainless steel custom-made case was created in our days and has been perfectly adjusted by professional atelier. Dial is NEW, custom made. Watch is perfectly regulated and has been recently serviced for keeping an accurate time considering age of the movement. This watch was converted from original antique wrist watch to a modern design wrist watch. The ROLEX Rebberg movement was produced between 1908-1913. This watch and its historical movement preserve the quality of premium hand-crafted Swiss watches.
Upon request we may order an expertise of this movement by certified international watchmakers service.
HISTORY OF ROLEX BRAND
Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex company, together with the case manufacturer Davis, established watches wholesale company Wilsdorf & Davis in London in 1905. Davis takes over the case production and Wilsdorf the acquistion of high quality watch movements. He was in need of a supplier who could make miniaturized movements for wristwatches. Consequently, he turned to the Aegler family movement makers based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, who specialized in small mechanical movements. In 1908 Wilsdorf registered today's world-famous brand "Rolex" for his watches. In 1913 Aegler registered Rolex as a trademark for the manufacture of watches and watch parts. In 1915 England has fixed high import taxes on watches and Rolex relocates it's headquarters to Bienne and in 1920 to Geneva. In 1919 a new company was incorporated in Geneva by Wilsdorf & Davis as Montres Rolex SA. Its manufactory was listed as "Manufacture des Montres Rolex, Aegler S.A." Aegler manufactured movements in its ébauche factory in the Rebberg district of Bienne, and as a consequence of this Rebberg was a registered as a trade mark by Aegler, hence these movements are often referred to as "Rebberg" movements. The company name is now "Montres Rolex SA".
Diameter without crown 43.5 mm
Thickness 11,0 mm
Age - 1908-1919
Body color - steel
Dial plate color - white / black / red
Crown - steel with Rolex crown
mechanical (hand winding) / ORIGINAL SWISS MADE by ROLEX
Body (NEW) – stainless steel (NOT WATER RESISTANT)
Dial plate is new, custom made
New genuine leather band - 22 mm
15 Ruby Jewels
Power reserve 24-32 hours
PLEASE PAY YOUR ATTENTION:
1. Before bidding please pay attention on the photos, You buying exactly what You see on them. Feel free to contact us if You want to get any additional information.
2. Vintage watches cannot keep time like modern quartz watches and will need altering on average between +/-1 to +/-5 mins per day. Remember that this is a used watch which is more than 100 years old.
Please remember that vintage watches have survived for many decades by being treated well. Vintage watches are not for wearing while doing yard work, working out, or swimming. The watch should not be shaken, beaten, or stressed. Vintage watches also require periodic service and cleaning. Every couple of years, they must be oiled and cleaned by professional. By taking care of your vintage watch, you will have years of great service, and a quality heirloom to pass to another generation.
- Winding any mechanical watch tight may break the mainspring. Please do not wind the watch hard.
- To adjust the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only. Counter-clockwise adjustments may damage the movement, If you need to adjust counter-clockwise, make it for small adjustments only (i.e. for minutes, NOT hours).
- Be careful and gentle when adjusting the movement speed (faster or slower). Don't make sharp movements, and don't touch other components in the movement especially the pendulum mechanism.
- To clean the case, dial and crystal you should use a cloth that does NOT leave fibers as these may get caught up in the movement.
We accept payment via PayPal.
FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING
Shipping is via International Air Mail. Delivery is from Eastern Europe. Delivery takes as usual 2-3 weeks. (Seldom it takes a little more time)
Please be sure that watch will be professionally and carefully packaged for shipping because it is a very delicate item.
Items will be shipped to confirmed address on eBay. If you need an express shipment please contact us additionally.
Price: $900, free shipping