ROLEX Oyster Precision Ref 4499 (1946)

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Manufacturer - Rolex

Year - 1946

Reference / Calibre -  4499

Movement - 17 Rubis Manual Winding

Case No. - 421178

Material - Stainless Steel - 34 mm not including crown

Case, movement, crown and dial signed

The original dial shows wear but is nonetheless attractive and legible, with recessed "rooftop" markers, 12 o'clock and crown - applied letters and outer track marker

By and large this reference is often found with either replacement (incorrect) hands or poorly relumed examples - the present watch comes with its original and correct hands which are in good condition for their age, furthermore with the original Blue Steel centre second hand

The case has been fitted with fixed lugs, therefore this piece comes on a brand new open ended buffalo leather strap, and the case shows wear from the historic intervention. It is however reasonable for its age and still commands a balanced presence on the wrist - this is one of the earliest examples of the reference with 4499 having been released in 1946

The watch has been inspected by our trusted watchmaker and is currently in running order, however service history is unknown