STOCK NUMBER #RO7361——First of all, this is a very highly sought after movement since it was made in the early 1950’s and it fits the early Explorer and Submariner models. I have had offers for only the movement but I bought this Rolex complete and will sell it complete.
I kid you not! this movement alone is worth 1000.00 and up. You will find here a genuine no games played Rolex automatic wrist watch with a nice stainless steel case(95%) and worn band(75%). The case is indeed marked between the lugs at the “6” position 950034. And at the 12 position between the lugs it is written ,”registered design 5504″. Inside the back of the case it is signed Montres Rolex Geneva S.A. 5504. Produced in 1953 this is one beauty that is not too loud, just a nice way of saying to your co-workers or friends “I have made the grade” without showing off!. This Rolex case is 43mm long and 38mm wide with the crown.
The height of this watch is 12mm and the crystal is acrylic and near perfect. The dial is in excellent condition as the larger scan will show you. Black dial watches are hard to photograph so please if these are not good enough I will take more with pleasure for the asking:-). The movement as I stated before is a rare a 1530 calliper movement with 26 Rubies. The serial number on the movement is 87523. The scan that you see of this movement really doesn’t do justice to how clean it really is.
I took out all the cap jewels and the train and with Pith wood cleaned EACH and every cog and wheel, only then did I put this movement (fully taken apart) into the cleaning baths. No short cuts are taken here at Darlor. You will find this Rolex movement to be spotless and well oiled with Mobious oil and resealed water tight. PLEASE pay attention to this .., the band is NOT perfect. It is stretched a bit and a few marks as well. Indeed it is worn but will last many many many years for sure.
There are 12 links and 2 end pieces. On the end pieces it is written “53”. On the link next to the end piece it is written 7206. This is a REAL bracelet NOT Italian or fake.
Here at Darlor watch we NEVER sell fakes, repros or marry Rolex cases with movements. This is the REAL deal. I have listed this Rolex at a fair market price considering the rarity of this movement. on a closing note the hands are the original hands to this watch and the screw down crown is excellent and signed as well ;-).
Please note once again, this is a rare calliper Rolex movement and the crown is white gold, just a bad scan by me.…