Up for grabs is a Rolex Turn-O-Graph
952,XXX serial number circa early 1954 production
This is a fresh-to-market, all original watch in very originally preserved condition. As you can see there is still dirt and grime around case and clasp and between the lugs, and bezel. The original crystal is scratched up. There is some lume missing from minute hand. All of these details show us that this watch hasn’t had components added or swapped or relumed. I can clean the watch carefully and/or replace crystal at new buyer’s request, but as always with fresh finds, I present it as found.
Amazing original radium dial with orange patina, correct high radium 6 oclock marker and beautiful gilt hands with matching patina. Dial is free of scratches and ships. Geiger shows up very strong on this one, over 100.
Original red triangle bezel inset shows very little wear for its age. Usually these bezels are heavily scratched and worn down.
The case is in very well preserved condition. Lugs are sharp and thick. Numbers are clear. The winding crown is still original with + brevet.
Caseback is original, stamped 6202 inside and dated 1954.
Bracelet is original swiss made Rivet with 67 ends and 1957 date on clasp. This matches the watch perfectly as it was purchased new in 1957 according to papers.
The papers are a Rolex Guarantee with stamped serial number matching the case and 1957 date. The watch is shown to have been purchased on USS Arcadia, a USN destroyer type ship commissioned at the end of World War 2. I obtained this watch through an estate broker and unfortunately do not have any personal information on its original owner or his roles in USN.