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This is an original and uncommon WW2 MILITARY OYSTER COMMANDER produced by the ROLEX watch company in 1945. The gold filled case is quite fine after a recent and expensive re-plating-truly sparkling! The reference 3478 case back is original to this watch. .The original OYSTER PATENT winding crown is still functioning. The caliber 59 movement (all original signed ROLEX under the dial) is keeping time very well after a recent clean and overhaul. The original dial is un-touched with .24 hour (red) track, Arabic numerals, sub-seconds, original blued steel pencil hands. Notice the rare curved “shock resisting” print. These 29.5mm. OYSTER watches are small in size and probably designed to avoid damage during battle. These watches were designed and sold to CANADIAN soldiers going overseas in WW2. This is a wonderful example…all original…excepting (of course) the perfect (new) vintage looking, stitched, leather band that compliments the watch quite nicely The buckle is generic-our photographer thought it might be ROLEX (is not). These vintage military OYSTER watches are becoming very hard to find in original condition, especially as fine as this example.