Rolex Skyrocket military Pilots’ watch


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This vintage, all original and correct 1942 ROLEX AVIATORS 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 29.5mm. gold plated case with original dust proof winding crown, stepped bezel, made by ID case company for ROLEX is in very fine condition after an expensive re-plating. Many of these contract cases made by ID and PIONEER were NOT signed ROLEX, as ROLEX commissioned ID an PIONEER case company to produce their cases in CANADA to circumvent import duties. 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 do reduce the chance of damaging them. The original dial on this SKYROCKET has very mild and usual ageing, lending to its’ authenticity and vintage appeal. Notice the red, 24 hour register, original, radium, blued steel 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 watchmaker. We simply are not seeing these watches appear as of late. Most ROLEX SKYROCKET dials have been refinished, which greatly reduces their value.