29 October 1996,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 1,955
USD 800 - USD 1,200
ROLEX. A STAINLESS STEEL SELF-WINDING WATERPROOF BUBBLE BACK WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTER SECONDS
signed rolex, oyster perpetual, circa 1935
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the black matt dial with luminous Arabic and baton numerals, sweep center seconds, luminous hands, the tonneau water-resistant-type bubble back case with screw down crown and screw back, case, dial and movement signed.
32 mm. diam.
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