Rolex. An unusual stainless steel manual wind 'lifesaver' wristwatch Oyster, Ref:2849, Case No.36597, Movement No.8286, Circa 1936
Lot 147
Rolex. An unusual stainless steel manual wind 'lifesaver' wristwatch Oyster, Ref:2849, Case No.36597, Movement No.8286, Circa 1936
Sold for £2,000 (US$ 3,239) inc. premium

Lot Details
Rolex. An unusual stainless steel manual wind 'lifesaver' wristwatch
Oyster, Ref:2849, Case No.36597, Movement No.8286, Circa 1936
18-jewel manual wind movement signed 'Observatory Quality' to the bridge, champagne dial with silvered dagger hour markers and Arabic numeral quarters, outer minute track with applied dot markers at five minute divisions, silvered baton hands, subsidiary dial at 6 for running seconds, round polished stainless steel case, exaggerated stepped bezel, screw down Oyster crown recessed in to case, fixed bars integrated into case, screw down Oyster case back, fitted brown leather strap, case dial and movement signed
33mm.

Footnotes

  • This particular watch is featured on page 70 of 'The Rolex Wristwatches: The Best of Times' by J.M. Dowling and Jeffrey P. Hess confirming the reference number as 2849, case number as 36597 and movement number as 8286.

    It is described as 'Stainless steel two-piece Rolex Oyster with exaggerated, wide stepped bezel. Movement 8-3/4" Hunter. Signed "Observatory Quality." Movement also numbered 8286. This style of watch, sometimes known as the "lifesaver" was the first exaggerated style Rolex Oyster. 18 jewels.'
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