Rolex
In 1905 Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis founded "Wilsdorf and Davis" in London.Their main business at the time was importing Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placing them in quality watch cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. ...
In 1905 Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis founded "Wilsdorf and Davis" in London.Their main business at the time was importing Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placing them in quality watch cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from Wilsdorf and Davis were usually hallmarked "W&D" inside the caseback. In 1908 Wilsdorf registered the trademark "Rolex" and opened an office in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.The company name "Rolex" was registered on 15 November 1915. The word was made up, but its origin is obscure. Wilsdorf was said to want his watch brand's name to be easily pronounceable in any language.He also thought that the name "Rolex" was onomatopoeic, sounding like a watch being wound. It was also short enough to fit on the face of a watch.One story, never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the name came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning "exquisite clockwork". The book The Best of Time: Rolex Wristwatches: An Unauthorized History by Jeffrey P. Hess and James Dowling says that the name was just made up. In 1914 Kew Observatory awarded a Rolex watch a Class A precision certificate, a distinction which was normally awarded exclusively to marine chronometers. In 1919 Wilsdorf moved the company to Geneva, Switzerland where it was established as the Rolex Watch Company. Its name was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA.The company moved out of the United Kingdom because taxes and export duties on the silver and gold used for the watch cases were driving costs too high. Upon the death of his wife in 1944, Wilsdorf established the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation in which he left all of his Rolex shares, making sure that some of the company's income would go to charity. The company is still owned by a private trust and shares are not traded on any stock exchange. In December 2008 the abrupt departure of Chief Executive Patrick Heiniger, for “personal reasons”, was followed by a denial by the company that it had lost SwFr1 billion (approx £574 million, $900 million) invested with Bernard Madoff, the American asset manager who pleaded guilty to an approximately £30 billion worldwide Ponzi scheme fraud.NB WE REMIND YOU THAT A LOT OF OUR WATCHES ARE SOLD BY US FOR OUR CUSTOMERS...THIS MEANS THAT IF YOU WANT TO COME IN OUR SHOP TO SEE ONE OF THEM YOU HAVE TO CONTACT US TWO OR THREE DAYS BEFORE IN ORDER TO LET US TO HAVE THE TIME TO BRING THERE THE WATCH!
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    -18kt yellow gold case ( diameter 36mm )-Automatic movement caliber 1570-Brown leather strap-Original gold buckle-Wonderful original grey dial-With date-Plexi glass-Reference 1601-Serial number 372xxxx-Made in 1974-Very nice conditions!-With its original full set!

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    -Silver and enamel case ( size 37mmx33mmx10mm )-Hand winding movement -Wonderful original two tones dial customized for 'Asprey'!-Plexi glass-Made in the '20s-Extremely rare model!-Very nice conditions

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    -Steel case ( diameter 34mm )-Automatic movement caliber A260-Brown leather strap-Wonderful original honeycomb dial with patina!-Rare original '+' crown-Plexi glass-Reference 6085-Serial number 766xxx-Made in 1951-Rare model-Wonderful conditions!

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    -Steel case ( diameter 40mm )-Steel Oyster bracelet-Automatic movement caliber 3175-Original black tritium dial-With date-With GMT-Sapphire glass-Reference 16700-Serial number N30xxxx-Made in 1992-Very nice conditions-With its original box and papers

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    Steel case  Automatic movement  Very nice condition!!!  Produced in the 1973 Serial number  333xxxx

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    18kt yellow gold case  Manual charge movement  Wonderful dial  Produced in the 1959 Serial number 486xxx Very nice condition!!!

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    Steel case (36mm diameter) Automatic movement kaliber 1030 Crocodile strap  Wonderful 369 olded black dial  Produced in the 1958 Serial number 266xxx Very nice condition!

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    18kt yellow gold case ( diameter 36mm ) Automatic movement caliber 1065 Brown lether strap Plexi glass Champagne dial with yellow gold indexes With red date Reference 6609 Serial number 148xxx Made in the 1956 Rare model! Wonderful conditions!

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    18kt yellow gold case ( diameter 31mm ) 18kt yellow gold President brecelet Automatic movement caliber 2030 Wonderful dial that has taken a beautiful grey/brown color! With date Plexi glass Reference 6827 Serial number 529xxxx Made in the 1977 Wonderful conditions!

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    Steel/yellow gold case Manual charge movement Brown crocodile strap With a beautiful old gold buckle Wonderful dial! Plexi Glass Reference 971 Made in the 1931 Serial number 747xx Rare model! Wonderful conditions!

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    18kt yellow gold case ( diameter 36mm ) Automatic movement caliber 1065 Brown crocodile strap Wonderful aged dial With particoular yellow gold indexes With roulette date Plexi glass Reference 6605 Serial number 308xxx Made in the 1957 Rara reference! Wonderful conditions!

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    Superoyster steel case ( diameter 36mm ) Automatic movement caliber A296 Brown leather strap Wonderful aged dial With tis original and rare Superoyster crown Plexi glass Reference 6098 Serial number 726xxx Made in the 1951 Wonderful conditions!

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