These ROLEX standard watches from the early 1940’s are becoming VERY hard to find, especially in all original condition such as this one. The 20x45mm. elongated and curved gold filled case with steel back has filigree and ridges on the bezel-true Art Deco all the way. The case was never polished-original and very fine for its age. These cases were NOT signed ROLEX and are completely correct, as these watches were cased and dialed in CANADA to circumvent import duties. The movements were ROLEX (correctly signed under the dial “ROLEX”). This ROLEX manual winding movement was just cleaned and is accurately running. These movements were not signed on the exposed main plate. These ROLEX STANDARD winding crowns were always generic and never signed. The Art Deco dial and blued steel hands are completely original to the watch and this dial looks simply amazing! The ROLEX standard was known mainly to CANADA and the U.K. Once again…this is a prime “collector’s” example and very hard to find.