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Rolex Bombe ref 5018 Stainless Steel circa 1948

$4,950.00

Scarce and desirable model Rolex stainless steel “Bombe ref 5018 serial # 642,xxx circa 1950. Featuring 35mm diameter Oyster case with extended bowed lugs, smooth bezel, acrylic crystal, and very pleasing restored antique salmon dial with recessed embossed tapered silver indexes and elongated tapered silver dauphine hands. Powered by early calibre 645 self winding “bubble back” type movement with sweep seconds. With more recent style Rolex crown. Recently restored by our most meticulous veteran Rolex repairman, and offered with our usual 1 year warrantee of accurate timekeeping and operation. Offered on your choice of fine or distressed leather or exotic skin strap.

The bombe case model is arguably the best looking Oyster case design of the 1950’s and 1960’s period. The bowed, shouldered lugs add dimension and styling to the otherwise straight forward, straight lug cases. We see a fair number of the bombe case models in gold, from the late 40’s, into the early 60’s, but the steel models are much less common, and are usually late 40’s to mid 50’s era.

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Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Bombe, Oyster Perpetual

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

5018

Case Serial #

641,xxx

Circa

1948

Case mm

35mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

smooth dome

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

Period style bubleback crown

Dial & Hands

Professionally restored antique white dial with antique luminous indexes and hands

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

calibre 630

Date Function

no

Strap / Bracelet

Fine leather, cordovan, or exotic skin strap

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

Condition

Excellent

Brand

Vintage Rolex & Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Rolex watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.


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Rolex Bombe ref 5018 Stainless Steel circa 1948

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