Rolex Sky Rocket WW2 Utilized Watch


This circa 1942 vintage Rolex Sky-Rocket has a great history. This watch was owned by a London, Ontario resident who has passed. Fred Eggett was stationed in Australia and served in WW2 with the Canadian Navy, number 1 (secret) Special Wireless, decoding German transmissions. It’s so amazing to know a watch’s past. The Rolex Sky-Rocket was often not signed “Rolex” on the dial, but is a Rolex all the way. Alongside the Rolex Sky-Rocket, the Rolex Victory was also offered. Both these watches were of a smaller size, measuring 28.25mm. This stainless steel case on these watch was produced by Pioneer watch case manufacturer, which was located in Mt. Vernon, NY and were often correctly not signed “Rolex” anywhere on the case. These cases are completely correct; as Rolex sent the movement, dial and hands to Canada to have the watch cased to save on import duties. The movements on these watches are the Swiss modified FHF (Fontemelon) known as the caliber 59. This correct manual winding movement is signed “Rolex” under the dial only and never on the exposed bridge. This watch was just fully dismantled, serviced and is accurate. The dial and hands on this Skyrocket are all original. I absolutely love the patina that has developed on this amazing dial.

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