Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1003Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1003

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 1002

Simplicity done right. That is how we would describe the Rolex Oyster Perpetual. No frills, no complications. Just the basics executed to perfection.

This example comes in a 34mm case with steel engine-turned bezel. We did combine it with a croco cognac leather strap.

The dial is where we find a rarity. The keen observer might note that the indices are only half length. It lends this watch a unique and different aesthetic. It is these little details that make or break a watch.

Available now at Reestraat 3 in Amsterdam.

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€ 4.350

Availability: In stock

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Details
Brand Rolex
Diameter 34 mm
Model Oyster Perpetual
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 1003
Buckle/clasp Generic steel
Year of production (circa) 1969
Lug Width 19 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Silver
Movement Automatic
Backstory

The Oyster Perpetual models by Rolex offer the purest, distilled form of Rolex magic. No complications, no frills. Just that superb quality we know and love from the house in simple, three-hand wristwatches.

The name Oyster Perpetual refers to two important Rolex technologies present in the watch. Oyster indicates the presence of several water-proofing technologies such as a screw-down crown and a screw-in case back. (Of course, any vintage watch should be treated as not water-resistant). Perpetual refers to a rotor-powered self-winding movement, which will be perpetually wound when worn. The nomenclature is a strong nod to Rolex history, as the Oyster case was patented in 1926 and their perpetual movement in 1931.

Note how many Rolex model names start with Oyster Perpetual and follow with a third specification, such as Datejust or Submariner. The lack of such additional labels indicate we are dealing with a no-complications, time-only Rolex.

A popular OP reference is the 1002. A clean, minimalist every day watch in a 34mm case. Its smooth bezel and Oyster bracelet, combined with a nice silver dial make it pretty much the most timeless and versatile watch you could dream of. A non-chronometer version with a different dial was sold as the Ref. 5500 Air-King.

Up until today, a whole range of different dial colors and sizes are available in the Oyster Perpetual range, so there is likely something to suit you. If it is a timeless, simple watch, made to the absolute highest standards you are after, the OP should not be underestimated.

Shipping
Of course it is of the utmost importance to get your purchase to your doorstep safely. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured worldwide.
We do our best to handle packages as soon as possible. This could take a max. of 3 working days. Note that the delivery times commence the day of dispatch.
Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by destination customs clearance processes, local duties and taxes, and items that are lost in transit. 
Please email us for more information at info@awco.nl.
Brand

Rolex

Model

Reference

1003

Year of production (circa)

1969

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Silver

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

34 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Generic steel

Lug Width

19 mm

Set Content

Watch only