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This 1945 (354XXX) serial# Rolex Oyster is a rare reference number that is seldom seen! The reference 4499 stainless steel ROLEX OYSTER case with original cross style (BREVET) winding crown is full sized @ 34.5mm. and is glistening all around! The case appears sleek and slim on the wrist at only 11mm. including the crystal. The dial is completely original; having raised, gold coloured markers and matching hands; along with blued steel sweep seconds. We have preserved the dial with all its’ ageing and history; as original 1940’s ROLEX dials are being refinished at an alarming rate and will soon be rare to find. The manual winding ROLEX movement was just cleaned and is accurate. On the wrist; this ROLEX looks fantastic. We love the vintage ad original look this watch exudes! We installed a vintage snakeskin black band that looks excellent! We are not finding these earlier ROLEX watches; so, don’t delay on this one!