WW2 USAAF Rolex at Antiquorum

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    Default WW2 USAAF Rolex at Antiquorum

    Lot 333 at Antiquorum's auction of "Important Collectors' Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks" on 10 March 2010:

    Rolex Ref. 3548 Empire - Personal Watch of R.J. Vanevenhoven, World War II Pilot Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Chronometer – Empire," No. 95233, case No. 142728, Ref. 3548. Made in 1941. Fine and very rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with a sterling silver bracelet decorated with eagle wings.

    Accompanied by the original fitted box, Chronometer Certificate, sterling silver Air Force Officer’s broche, engraved I.D. bracelet, silver onyx ring with Air force decoration, Vanevenhoven’s pilot's license dated July 6th, 1944, his “Short-Snorter” (chain of 11 international bank notes), AAF cloth charts, Milwaukee newspaper dated February 4th, 1945, U.S. Army magazine and various other paraphernalia.

    C. Two-body, "Empire", polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, straight rounded lugs. D. Ivory color with printed Roman numerals and baton indexes. Yellow gold feuille hands. M. Cal. 620, rhodium-plated, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 6 positions, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan neck micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 32 mm. Thickness 13 mm. Approx. overall length 190 mm.

    Estimate: 5,000 USD - 8,000 USD
    Estimate: 3,700 EUR - 5,800 EUR
    Estimate: 5,500 CHF - 8,600 CHF


    Last edited by StampeSV4; 25-02-2010 at 21:21.

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