Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 1002

We have made the case for base model watches before. This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 1002 justifies to dive into it once more…

Sometimes simpler can be better. It can be tempting to go for highly exclusive complicated and decorated versions of a watch, but there is a good reason to go for a base model: it is where the design often originated.

It shows here. This is the Oyster case without any frills. But take a look at the dial, purple! How cool is that? We went pot of the box with the green suede leather strap, but if it is too much for you then you can pick another color that you prefer.

This watch then is a large gesture in design. Rolex distilled to its purest essence. And it just works!

€ 5.200

Availability: In stock

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Details
Brand Rolex
Diameter 34 mm
Model Oyster Perpetual
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 1002
Buckle/clasp Aftermarket steel
Year of production (circa) 1965
Lug Width 19 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Purple
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

1002

Year of production (circa)

1965

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Purple

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

34 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Aftermarket steel

Lug Width

19 mm

Set Content

Watch only