This 1943 gold watch from Rotary is an interesting survivors from the WW2 period.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the Birmingham hall mark on the inside of the case back we can accurately date this watch to being assayed in 1943.
The design of this watch is from the 1930’s according to Rotary, who feature this exact same model in their online museum here. Our watch matches exactly, but may be in better condition than Rotary’s! The hands are blued and filled with radium lume, and the hour markers are also lumed. The hours are shown as 12 and 24 hour system, and that military overtone is of course very fitting for the time. The hinged case is made by Dennison, which is never a bad thing as they made cases for some very high end brands too. The case is very straight and has never been engraved. It houses an AS954 manual wind movement that is working well. The dial has obvious patina, and the case size is of the period but might feel small for a men’s watch by modern standards so we would call it unisex now. The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 29.5 mm
Width without crown 27.7 mm
Between lugs 16 mm
Lug to lug length 30.6 mm
Case Thickness 9.5 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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