Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yellow Gold

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  • Condition: Excellent
  • Model: 14238
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Strap Length: Adjustable
  • Scope: Box & Papers
  • Year: 1998
  • Case Width: 34mm
  • Listing ID: SD018911
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Details

Model
14238
Year
1998
Scope Original Box & Papers
Movement Automatic
Case Width 34mm
Strap Length
Adjustable
Listing ID
SD018911
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Submit your watch

This Rolex is in excellent condition, with light marks on the solid gold case. This watch is presented on a new Subdial strap.

Comes in original box with documents. Hang tag, handkerchief present with dated guarantee document. T Serial.

The Oyster Perpetual may be Rolex's simplest model, but it also has the longest history. When it was first released, the Oyster Perpetual was one of the world's first waterproof automatic wristwatches. The patented 360-degree rotor meant for a while that most other watchmakers had to opt for a 'bumper' automatic movement, which was far less elegant of a design.

The Oyster Perpetual's name has also rather confusingly been used as a descriptor for all of Rolex's models, including the Professional line, to signify water resistance.

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Known by many simply as 'the Crown', Rolex has certainly done much to deserve its reputation. From its founding just over a century ago by a German immigrant in the UK, Rolex has grown to become an international behemoth, recognisable (and indeed visible) across the globe.

Compared to other modern watchmakers, Rolex is in the near-unique position where its vintage watches have developed an almost entirely distinct collector base. It's no surprise, however, given the diversity and iconic status of so many Rolex models. The vintage Rolex community has arguably brought vintage watch collecting into the mainstream by shedding light on the beauty of old, worn watches which had so long been ignored by most.

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