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Vintage Rolex Oyster Army ref# 3139 circa 1940’s

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Vintage Rolex Oyster Army model ref 3139 circa 1940’s. Featuring a 30 x 35mm thick cushion shaped Oyster case with side flat bezel with sloped sides, heavy faceted lugs, and screw down case back and period screw down crown. Exceptional condition example with polished case, acrylic crystal, and original antique white dial with patina’d luminous arabic indexes and Mercedes style hands. Powered by 17 jewel manual wind caliber 10 1/2 hunter movement with sweep seconds.

This is a scarce and popular 1940’s model produced in the patriotic spirit of the World War II era. No history of actual military use, this model nonetheless has always been a popular collector’s model with its bold, chunky, and substantial case design and distinctive model name. Typically seen with considerable wear and case back corrosion, the current example witnesses a remarkably pristine and sharp condition case. Please see photos.

Offered on your choice of sporty or exotic leather strap. Fully serviced and detailed and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation. Your purchase includes our fine Italian glazed leather pouch, great for travel and storage. A $45 value.

Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Oyster Army

Model/Case Ref#

3139

Case mm

30 x 35mm

Man's / Lady's

Men

Circa

1942

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Case Serial#

212388

Bezel

wide stepped

Crystal

Acrylic dome crystal

Crown-Pushers

original signed Oyster crown

Dial & Hands

Professionally restored antique white dial with antique luminous indexes and hands

Movement Type

manual wind

Movement Caliber

10 1/2 hunter

Date Function

no

Strap / Bracelet

Fine leather, cordovan, or exotic skin strap, sporty leather strap

Strap / Bracelet Size

16mm

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.

Vintage Rolex Oyster Army ref# 3139 circa 1940's