CASE NUMBER: 73496
CASE MATERIAL: 9K yellow and white gold
CASE DIMENSIONS: 23mm x 36mm
DIAL: Two-tone silver with Arabic luminous hour markers, small seconds subregister
BRACELET MATERIAL: Brown alligator strap
BRACELET SIZE: 6-3/4 to 8 inches
MOVEMENT: Manual wind
FUNCTIONS: Time only
CALIBER: 300 7 1/2"
Originally debuted in 1928, the Rolex Prince was a fabulously accurate watch for the period. So accurate in fact, it was given the nickname of "Doctor's Watch" for its ability to time a heartbeat. The reference was successfully marketed to professionals as a "tool" watch as well as being quite fashionable with its stepped case and deco-style dial. The present well maintained example is a beautiful watch to own.
Dial with some darkening and few spots resulting from age. Hands in excellent condition. Luminous material on the dial appears original to the watch, has darkened with age, and is in good condition. Case in very good condition with few scratches; reference and case number engravings still sharp on the caseback. Movement running at time of cataloging. Overall in very nice vintage condition
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