This 1966 Rolex Precision is a hand wind watch and the design is not as common as many Rolex’ that you will see. Model reference 2611.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the caseback we can accurately date this watch to 1966.
The watch was originally intended for the American market. We can tell this because the bracelet is made by JB Champion, and what used to happen is Rolex would send movements and cases to the US and then they would be assembled there to avoid the punitive import duties on complete watches. The same method was used in the UK with Dennison cases for Omega and others. When you research the reference 2611 you see a variety of cases and bracelets, some in precious metals
The case and bracelet are all stainless steel, and in good order. The bracelet is the outstanding design feature of this example, with the polished chevron design being full width and very well made. The hidden signed crown is a nice feature, and the Rolex signed 1400 in house manual wind movement all functions nicely. The dial is simple and clear, with a few age marks that look worse in the enlarged photos compared to real life – the video is more representative. The case is marked with all the correct Rolex numbers. The bracelet has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath.
The nice thing about these Precision models is that the production run was much smaller, so you hardly ever see any others. In vintage Rolex terms, this is also one of the cheapest ways to buy a Rolex watch.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
Please see the HD video for more detail. All photos and videos are part of the description and are of the actual watch unless mentioned. We do not photoshop any pictures, and the images are copyright of birthyearwatches.com and should not be used without permission.
Width with crown 21.5 mm
Width without crown 21.5 mm
Lug to lug length 19.5 mm
Case Thickness 7.2 mm
Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 164 mm.
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
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