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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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    -Steel case ( diameter 34mm )-Steel Oyster bracelet-Automatic movement caliber 645-Wonderful and extremely rare original black dial GILT and Underline!-Plexi glass-Reference 6107-Serial number 825xxx-Made in 1962-Very rare model-Very nice conditions

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    -Steel case ( diameter 36mm )-Steel Oyster bracelet-Automatic movement caliber 1560-Beautiful original Chapter Ring Gilt dial-Plexi glass-Reference 1016-Serial number 901xxx-Made in 1962-Very rare model!-Nice conditions

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    -Steel case ( diameter 36mm )-Automatic movement caliber 1030-Brown leather strap-Original steel buckle-Beautiful original gilt dial!-Plexi glass-Reference 6610-Serial number 168xxx-Made in 1956-Rare model!-Very nice conditions

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    -18kt yellow gold case ( diameter 34mm )-Automatic movement caliber 1570-Brown crocodile strap-Original buckle-Champagne dial-Plexi glass-Reference 1503-Serial number 540xxxx-Made in 1977-Very nice conditions

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    -Steel case ( diameter 31mm )-Steel Oyster bracelet-Automatic movement caliber 2130-White dial-Sapphire glass-Reference 67480-Serial number 840xxxx-Made in 1985-With a service done in Rolex in 2003!-Like new!-With its original box and papers

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    -18kt yellow gold/steel case ( diameter 31mm )-18kt yellow gold/steel Oyster bracelet-Automatic movement caliber 2030-Rare original brown dial!-Plexi glass-Reference 6751-Serial number 353xxxx-Made in 1973-Nice conditions 

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    -Steel case ( diameter 34mm )-Steel Jubilee bracelet-Automatic movement caliber 1570-Argentee dial-With date-Plexi glass-Reference 1501-Serial number 647xxxx-Made in 1980-Nice conditions

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    -Steel case ( diameter 36mm )-Steel Jubilee bracelet-Automatic movement caliber 1570-Wonderful original Pie Pan dial-With date-Plexi glass-Reference 1603-Serial number 124xxxx-Made in 1965-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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