20 October 1999
Rolex. An unusual stainless steel waterproof wristwatch
Signed Rolex, Oyster, Extra Prima, Ref. 2849, circa 1936
With nickel-finished Observatory Quality lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the black dial with baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, the circular water-resistant-type case with enlarged and stepped bezel, screw back, hidden lugs, case, dial and movement signed
33 mm diam.
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A similar model is illustrated in Rolex Wristwatches by J.M. Dowling & J.P. Hess, p. 70.
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