Dear all,

Up for sale today is a mint Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 1002. I don’t use that word lightly but I rarely come across 40+ year old watches in such condition. The dial is simply flawless. The lume is puffy and has turned a beautiful custard shade and matches across the hands and dial. The case is thick, sharp and unpolished - notice the brushing on the lugs and the crispness of the engraving on the caseback. In fact, even the solid gold bezel has started to show a slightly burnished effect which occurs due to lack of exposure to the elements, likely due to sitting in a safe or a drawer for long periods of time. Like many presentation watches, I think it’s possible this one was only worn on special occasions. Service history is unknown but runs well at around +/- 10 seconds/day.


  • Condition, condition, condition


  • Fluted bezel is a replacement. Looking at it's aged yet fine condition, I assume this was replaced many, many years ago and is in just as pristine condition as the rest of the watch.
  • Engraving on the caseback. Personally, I like engravings because they provide a lens into a watch’s past but I know it might not be for everyone.

Additional Information:
Size: 34mm without crown, 19mm lug width
Serial: 51xxxxx
Year: 1978
Caliber: 1570 automatic
Box/papers: No/No
Strap: Brand new leather strap

I’m asking $2150 USD and will include fully insured shipping within CONUS. Other countries at cost. No trades please.

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