|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model Name:||Oyster Perpetual 1003|
|Serial/Year:||1,4XX,XXX - 1965 - 1966|
|Movement / Features:||Automatic 1560 movement, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown|
|Case:||Stainless steel (34mm) w/ engine turned bezel|
|Dial:||Silver w/ silver index hour markers|
|Bracelet:||Red Italian leather strap w/ tang clasp (other strap options available at no cost)|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
This vintage Oyster Perpetual comes with Bob's certificate of authenticity, 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty
The Oyster Perpetual is named after its two main functions: a waterproof Oyster case and a self-winding perpetual movement. The movement and waterproof case are Rolex inventions that changed the way the world looks at watchmaking in general. The vintage men's ref. 1003 that we have here today represents the era in which the Oyster Perpetual first came to market well with a subtle stainless steel 34mm Oyster case and a matching silver dial. An engine-turned bezel frames the case, giving this pre-owned Rolex immense character. The dial is topped with matching silver index hour markers and hands filled with patina lume. The hands and markers feature slight wear that is consistent with the age of the watch.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.
I was initially hesitant about ordering my first pre-owned Rolex via Bob's Watches, since I am used to handling and viewing watches in person more often than not before buying. But I'd heard great things about Bob's, so I took a chance. And this watch is gorgeous. It's exactly as described: some light wear on the bracelet and case, but the patina on the dial is absolutely beautiful and the hands and markers are stunning.