Friday, October 23, 2009

Vintage Rolex Found in Boston...Is it Yours?

As I was leaving for work this morning I came across a wristwatch in the oddest fashion. The gorgeous found vintage piece had Rolex printed on the dial, so I snapped some pictures, had some people who know such things check them out and it appears to be genuine as far as we can all tell.

If you live in the Boston area and have misplaced, or had a vintage Rolex watch stolen recently; please contact me at the.escapement@gmail.com with information about the lost watch, and if everything checks out, I will gladly put you on the path of recovering it. It's quite a beautiful piece of horological history, and I would love to see back on the wrist of its rightful owner.

Note: The Rolex pictured is NOT the watch that was found, nor is it the same model.

Thanks to all who have assisted me today in gathering information about this piece.

*UPDATE* - I just got word from James Dowling; co-author of Rolex Wristwatches an Unauthorized History, and Jake over at Jake's Rolex Blog that the watch I found is in fact a genuine Rolex.

3 comments:

  1. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing websites that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. It’s the old what goes around comes around routine.

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  2. You are a great person. I lost my Rolex the other day and when filing the police report, the office stared at me and asked "do you honestly believe someone will turn it in?" I told her "I do believe there are good people out there." You are proof of my beliefs. Thank you.

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