Quite possibly only made for Rolex.. This one has ROLEX on the lid flip.Only seen one other Rolex with a sprung flip lid like this where case marked with serial number in this way (#519). Condition is vintage/patinated, case has marks and light dings, abrasions etc. Strap likewise has some wear etc.
For perfect time if need it, check the smartphone.. For the enjoyment of checking the time.. Please refer to listing images, which form part of the description. Vintage military, Over time the full hunters became scarcer due to a combination of being less relevant during the Great War once shatterproof glass came in along with various other watch face protectors that still enabled viewing of the watch face without using the other hand to flip the case open. Add to this, soldiers pulling off the hunter lids (can spot these'open faced' wrist watches as still retain the top cover hinge).Also over the decades many old time pieces broken up for their precious metals and considering their combined less useful in peacetime hunter lids (now that wristwatches with open faces became and remained the norm, Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso aside) together with the additional precious metal value.. Then an obvious choice for decommissioning sadly! Considering these additional factors, it seems very few Full Hunter ROLEX wristwatches from this period survive and here is one from 1915 with case stamped with serial # 018.
WILL OF COURSE PACK INCREDIBLY WELL. CAN ALSO RECOMMEND A SPECIALIST SHIPPER THAT OFFERS A FULL PACKING SERVICE. LIKEWISE CAN DROP OFF IN/AROUND LONDON OR WELCOME COLLECTION IF PRE-ARRANGED.
Any questions or would like more images, let me know. The item "WW1 1915 ROLEX silver V. RARE Full Hunter sprung case #018, crown guard RUNN/SRV" is in sale since Saturday, December 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches".
The seller is "streamlinear" and is located in Uxbridge. This item can be shipped worldwide.