Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind wristwatch  Oyster Scientific, Ref: 2765, Circa 1940

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Lot 75
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind wristwatch
Oyster Scientific, Ref: 2765, Circa 1940

£ 1,200 - 1,800
US$ 1,500 - 2,200
Amended
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind wristwatch
Model: Oyster Scientific
Reference: 2765
Date: Circa 1940
Movement: 18-jewel manual wind, timed to 6 positions
Dial: Two-tone silvered, black baton and Arabic numeral hour markers, outer minute and 1/5th second divisions, black leaf hands, centre seconds
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back and crown, No.90751
Strap/Bracelet: Black leather
Buckle/Clasp: Steel buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 31mm

Footnotes

  • The Oyster Scientific combines several features that make it a milestone in the production of Rolex watches.

    Firstly, it was designed for scientific use with a need for accuracy so it has a chronometer movement as well as the seconds hand mounted in the centre to give a clear indication of 5ths of a second. The dial itself is often termed as 'exotic' and is rare and unusual example in its scientific configuration. Lastly the 'Oyster' style casing is typical of what was to follow for models known as 'tool' watches for professional use.

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