Vintage 1948 Rolex Oyster Perpetual (Ref. 5015)


1948 Rolex Vintage Mens Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 14K Gold Watch, Ref. 5015  - Near New Old Stock.

This incredible all-original ref. 5015 Bubbleback made circa 1948 is not only without question the finest example of a Bubbleback to ever pass through these halls, it is the finest example we can ever remember seeing in person.

Featuring an attractive, engine-turned bezel and perpetual designation, it added a touch of class to Rolex's mid-century Oyster line.

Housed in one of Rolex's first water-tight Oyster cases, this wristwatch originally offered its owner complete protection against water and dust. Inside the ruggedly elegant case Rolex placed an early self-winding Perpetual movement, keeping the watch powered by movements of the wrist.

Equipped with a 9 3/4 ''' Bubbleback movement with self-compensating Breguet mainspring, and the company's patented Super-Balance system for greater accuracy, this fine watch is the timekeeping standards of discriminating owners.

Product details:

Manufacturer: Rolex

* Country of origin: Switzerland

* Year built: c. 1948

* Serial no.: 638,330

* Model: Reference 5015

* Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep seconds

* Designed for: Men

* Case material: 14K gold

* Case markings (inside): Rolex, Geneve, Suisse, Ref. 5015

* Case condition: Mint. A couple of the case back grooves have the slightest marks from the previous owner opening the case back. Otherwise the grooves present as mint.

* Dimensions: 32mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip, 14mm thick

* Dial: Silver, gold Arabic and dart indexes, signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual Officially Certified Chronometer, original and untouched, mint condition

* Hands: Original, gold, "feuille" hour and minute hands, blue steel center seconds hand

* Movement type: High grade, signed Rolex, 9 3/4''', fully jeweled, self-winding, compensating Breguet hairspring

* Jewels: 19 rubies

* Band: Leather, remborde, brand new with what appears to be the watch's original buckle

* Width between lugs: 17mm

* Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition

* Serviced

* Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running strong and true, keeping time nearly on par with a new Rolex.

*We do not offer exchange or returns. 


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