1942 Rolex Military Watch


We bought this circa 1942 Rolex military watch from the original owner recently! Interestingly, this particular fellow was an aviator, and for years worked on and was responsible for the design of the famous Tomahawk Missile Project, making the history of this watch more alluring! The military sized (smaller) 29mm case is the normal size for these Canadian military Rolex watches as they were designed smaller to avoid damage during battle. This Rolex stainless steel back case with a gold-filled top is in very good condition for its age with very minor ‘brassing’ on lug ends, on the wrist it really looks sparkling and scratchless without any wear! This watch has military ordinance numbers on the rear making it a true military Rolex, which enhances its collectability and value even further. The watch retains its original dust-proof winding crown! The dial is very interesting and highly sought after in this range of Rolex watches. It has a reflective bullseye middle, outer seconds register, red 24-hour Arabic numerals, original pencil hands, and red sweep seconds. The age and spotting truly only shows in my detailed macro photographs, in real life the dial looks extremely clean! The manual winding Rolex movement is of a higher grade than we normally see in this range of Rolex watches. It is properly signed on the ratchet wheel and is keeping accurate time! We have even installed a new-old-stock 1940s leather band that we have been saving to further enhance the authentic vintage appeal.

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