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Rolex Oyster “Lifesaver” ref 2849 circa 1939

$3,750.00

Scarce early 1930’s era man’s stainless steel ref #2849 Rolex “Lifeguard” model. Featuring a 32.5 diameter Oyster case with wide stepped bezel, original patina’d 2 tone sector dial with luminous figures and matching luminous pencil style hands, and with early Oyster screw down crown. Powered by 17 jewel manual wind 8 3/4 caliber movement with subsidiary seconds. Serial # 87418 dates this model to 1939/1940. Uses 14mm open end strap to accommodate fixed wire lugs.

Recently serviced and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate timekeeping and operation.

Note: This scarce model nicknamed for its resemblance to a lifesaving buoy. Perhaps one of the few examples of this scarce model we have ever had the pleasure to offer. Medium size case, for a man’s wrist, but narrow 14mm strap make this better suited for a woman’s wrist.

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Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

"Lifesaver"

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

2849

Circa

1939

Case mm

32.5mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

wide stepped

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

Oyster Patent crown

Dial & Hands

Original matte silver

Movement Type

Manual

Strap / Bracelet

Fine leather, cordovan, or exotic skin strap

Strap / Bracelet Size

14mm

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

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.

Rolex Oyster "Lifesaver" ref 2849 circa 1939

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