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This vintage, all original and correct 1942 ROLEX AVIATOR’S watch named the “ROLEX SKYROCKET” was produced for Canadian soldiers going overseas in WW2 and was marketed towards fighter pilots. The original, and very clean 29.3mm. Sterling silver-steel back case with original dust proof winding crown, stepped bezel, original contract case is as clean as I’ve found. The original and signed ROLEX case back is stainless steel. Many of these contract cases were NOT signed ROLEX, as ROLEX commissioned ID an PIONEER case company to produce their cases in CANADA to circumvent import duties. This particular version is an ID case back. These ROLEX SKYROCKET watches were ALL small in stature, so, please don’t buy it if you don’t want a smaller sized watch. They were likely made smaller to reduce the chance of damaging them. The original dial on this SKYROCKET is amongst the best we’ve ever owned with two-tone configuration, red, 24 hour register, original, radium, blued steel, pencil hands and sweep-seconds. The manual winding caliber 59 ROLEX movement (correctly signed ROLEX under the dial) is sparkling and keeping accurate time after a recent cleaning by our ROLEX approved watchmaker. We simply are not seeing these watches appear as of late. Most ROLEX SKYROCKET dials have been refinished, which reduces their value.