A barely worn cushion cased Rone Swiss watch, complete with the box and papers. A fantastic affordable choice.


From the supplied paperwork we can accurately date this watch to being sold in 1981. We bought it from the first owner, to whom it was gifted for Christmas 1981 but he hardly ever wore it.


Rone were founded in 1955 in Role, Switzerland, and appointed Bravingtons in London as their UK importer, The back of the paperwork has both addresses, and 1981 was the last year of this agreement. For a 1981 watch this is quite traditional – an automatic movement and three hands where LCD and Quartz watches were the fashion. The movement chosen is a 25 jewel ETA 2783, with quick set date, and it is all working well. It is a little stiff to wind, but that will likely loosen up with use. The case wears larger than the dimensions suggest, which is common for these cushion cased watches. The condition is very difficult to fault, having been worn so sparingly. The bracelet is not stamped for Rone but is a good quality – it is rolled gold rather than gold plated (at a time where gold prices were very high), and it has a clasp that is easy to adjust – the video shows this to its best.

This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, papers 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 36.6 mm

Width without crown 34.4 mm

Between lugs 18 mm

Lug to lug length 41.8 mm

Case Thickness 10.8 mm

Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 197 mm. The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.

All sizes are approximate. The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

Included with this watch is a 2 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.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon. By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.