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Rolex Oyster IMPORTANT P.O.W. History ULTRA PRIMA ELINVAR Hairspr

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Brand Rolex
Ref. No. 679
Movement Manual winding
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Leather
Year c1927
Condition 2 (fine)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Australia, Hobart
Price AU$ 9,975
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Caliber

Movement Manual winding

Case

Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 32 mm
Material bezel Yellow gold
Dial numerals Arabic numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather

Description

*IMPORTANT VERY EARLY c1926 GOLD ULTRA PRIMA ELINVAR HAIRSPRING ~ IMPORTANT PROVENANCE ~ Ex WW1 P.O.W.'s ~ Ex ROYAL AIR CORP's PILOT , FLIGHT LIEUTENANT STANLEY FRANK ALLABARTON ~ Some of his Service Record is Below.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO COMPARE THIS WATCH AND IT'S EXCEPTIONAL PROVENANCE , AND IT'S $$$CURRENT REDUCED PRICE $$$ TO ALL AND ANY THAT YOU MAY FIND , ANYWHERE ONLINE!

REDUCED FROM au$13,500 TO au$9.975 / {Approx; us$7,500} !!!

Far too long to explain all aspects of the provenance here , Yet IF you are Genuinely Interested in the watch , please email & we will be happy to go into full details regarding the amazing provenance.

But a fair amount follows >>>>&gt­;>>>>&gt­;>>>>&gt­;>>>>&gt­;
Allabarton purchased the watch after the most remarkable WW1 & POW history.
Purchased from H.H.Williams {important US philosopher} in the Canadian provenances , approx; 20 yr's after surviving as a POW for some time.

Which detracts nothing from the amazing provenance , as the watch was not some 10 yr's away from being 'invented'.

The provenance is "long & detailed". For GENUINELY Interested parties , I will provide a full & detailed account of the Amazing history that this watch has!
Not by One owner , Yet Three Amazing People!!!

Since being made ~ the watch has been owned by Three amazing people , each with an amazing life!
The history & absolute amazing history that the watch has experienced , via THREE separate owners , multiplies the value of the watch by ten fold , if Fully understood & appreciated.

** WITHOUT ANY EXAGGERATION WHATSOEVER ~ THIS M.U.S.T. BE ONE OF THE RAREST OFFERINGS REGARDING A 1926/27 ROLEX OYSTER E.V.E.R. PUT TO THE MARKET ! **

** THIS WATCH HAS BEEN 'PUT AWAY' FOR DECADES NOW. TAKEN OUT , WOUND & TIMED, THEN CAREFULLY PUT AWAY AGAIN ~ ONCE A MONTH ~ PRETTY MUCH EVERY MONTH FOR MANY YEARS.

** THE CURRENT PHOTO'S SHOW THE WATCH IN "THAT CONDITION" ~ THE CASE IS SLIGHTLY DIRTY ~ YET WE INTEND TO LEAVE AS IS ~ AND LET THE NEW OWNER DECIDE HOW FAR TO CLEAN IT.
AS THE CRYSTAL APPEARS TO BE THE ORIGINAL ~ WE WILL BE CAREFULLY BUFFED , RATHER THAN REPLACE THE CRYSTAL. ** {NOTE:~ How half of the propeller has been 'shot off' in one photo!
He was a Very Lucky man , on quite a few occasions!!

HOW MANY 1920's GOLD ROLEX OYSTERS HAVE YOU SEEN WITH ANTI MAGNETIC MOVEMENT COVER BEFORE? I WOULD GUESS ABOUT , NOT TOO MANY!
THIS WATCH HAS SOME MUCH GOING FOR IT , SO MANY "SERIOUS POINTS" GOING FOR IT ~ WITHOUT EVEN CONSIDERING THE EXCEPTIONAL PROVENANCE !!!

THE PROVENANCE IS SIMPLY EXCEPTIONAL , AS IS THE 'FULL GROUP' OF ITEMS THAT ACCOMPANIES THE WATCH I WOULD ASK ANYONE THAT HAS ANY SLIGHT INTEREST IN BUYING THIS FANTASTIC ROLEX , TO GIVE GREAT CONSIDERATION / THOUGHT ABOUT THE E.X.E.T.R.E.M.E. RARITY OF , MANY ASPECTS , YET MOST OF ALL THE PHOTOS/IMAGES & THE F.U.L.L. HISTORY BEHIND THE WATCH & PHOTO'S & THE 10,000,000 TO 1 ODD'S OF THE WATCH & IMAGES 'BEING BROUGHT TOGETHER' IN 2016 ~ IN HOBART , TASMANIA ~ AUSTRALIA. WITH FULL FACTUAL INFO SUPPLIED.

BEING THE 321'st ROLEX OYSTER EVER MADE!! IT IS 100% ORIGINAL , FILTHY DIRTY & NOW AT OUR MASTER WATCHMAKER'S FOR A GOOD CLEAN & FULL SERVICE ~ PRIOR TO BEING SENT TO THE VERY FORTUNATE NEXT OWNER OF THIS IMPORTANT ROLEX WATCH ~~ {further/better images when returned}

>>>>&gt­;>>>>&gt­;>>>> ALL TAXES / IF ANY ~ ARE THE PURCHASER'S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY <<<<&lt­;<<<<&lt­;<<<<

Part of the service record of Flight Lieutenant Stanley Frank Allabarton , Royal Flying Corp.

Enlisted into Royal Fusiliers, 19th Battalion 15/9/14

Entered theatre of war in France 14/11/14

Discharged on appointment of a commission 4/9/16

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant Royal Flying Corp 5/9/16

Appointed Flying Officer 20/3/17

Missing in action 19/5/17
(Apparently captured hanging from his parachute, snagged in a tree. He was a prisoner of war in Karlsruhe, Germany. Dates unknown.)

Transferred to Royal Air Force as Flight Lieutenant 1/4/18

Resigned from service 21/1/19

Service medals: 1914 Star for serving in Flanders

British War Medal

Victory Medal.
ALLABARTON, WAS THE 2nd OWNER OF THIS FINE & VERY EARLY GOLD HEXAGONAL CASE ROLEX OYSTER ~ PURCHASING THE WATCH SOME TIME AROUND THE 1933. HE ONCE OWNED BOUGHTON ISLAND CANADA & EVENTUALLY TURNED UP IN BRIGHTON U.K. AS AN ANTIQUES DEALER!

WITH FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE HIS LIFE , PERIOD OF OWNERSHIP OF THE WATCH & ALSO THE AMAZING HISTORY OF BOTH HIS LIFE POST WW1 AND THEN HIS DAUGHTER'S LIFE AS LONDON'S COURTIER TO THE STAR'S & MUSIC GIANTS OF THE SWINGING 60'S & 70'S U.K. ~~ BIBA'S of LONDON !

SHE OFTEN WORE THIS 9ct GOLD 1926 ROLEX OYSTER when working at Biba's & she was , without doubt , the reason for Biba's phenomenal success.
It / Biba's was an "institution" to the stars & aspiring stars to hang out at , what tih the pink flamingoes wandering around & rock stars in every corner ........... this watch has had an absolutely INCREDIBLY & AMAZING 'LIFE' OWNED & WORN BY 3 AMAZING PEOPLE. THE HISTORY & PROVENANCE WILL NEVER BE REPATED & NEXT TO NEVER EQUALED , NOT WITH 3 AMAZING OWNERS !
A The faded name to the case back was the initial owners name , prior to Allabarton purchasing the watch in the early 30's}

IF YOU COMPARE THIS FINE & IMPORTANT EARLY 9ct GOLD ROLEX , THE 321st EVER MADE , TO ANY EQUAL & I DO MEAN E.Q.U.A.L. {ORIGINAL porcelain dial , hands , case , Elinvar hairspring , gold Hexagonal case , original crown prior to their logo appearing} ~ 100% original , made within the FIRST Months of Rolex Oyster production} ~

You will then see that we have Priced this Amazing & Important Watch , With Ditto Provenance & History behind it , at a Genuinely resonable price , when you compared to other examples of this Exact same model ~ Not similar or without the Elinvar hairspring , Uber rare inner cover , Ulra Prima movement ..... + of course the provenance ........... this exceptional time piece offers outstanding value when ALL aspects are taken into account!!

* WE ALSO HAVE , INCREDIBLY , PHOTO'S OF ALLABARTON IN THE GERMAN P.O.W. CAMP , IN UNIFORM WITH HIS MATES - REHEARSING "A PLAY" WHICH UNBEKNOWNST TO THE GERMANS AT THE TIME , WAS A RUSE TO COVER AN ESCAPE PLAN !!!

PLUS EQUALLY OR MORE
AMAZINGLY , IMAGES OF STANLEY FRANK ALLABARTON'S BI-WINGED PLANE AFTER 'FORCED LANDING' .... WITH ONE IMAGE SHOWING THE ACTUAL SERIAL# OF THE PLANE , WHICH ~ WHEN MATCHED WITH BRITISH WAR RECORDS , HAS PROVEN 100% FACTUALLY THAT THE PLANE WAS INDEED ALLABARTON'S !!!!!!!

I WOULD ASK YOU TO THINK ABOUT THE ABOVE FOR A MINUTE OR 3 , JUST H.O.W. R.A.R.E. IT IS TO HAVE , 1} NOT 1 BUT 3 IMAGES FROM WW1 , ORIGINAL PHOTO'S , THAT WERE TAKEN WITHIN MINUTES OR HOURS AT MOST , AFTER HE WAS "SHOT DOWN" & TAKEN PRISONER !!!!!

2} THEN , TO HAVE A FURTHER IMAGE OF THE MAN & HIS COLLEAGUES IN THE ACTUAL PRISONER OF WAR PRISON , IN FULL UNIFORM , ACTING A PLAY ...... WHICH IS INDEED WAS A RUSE FOR AN ESCAPE PLAN.{Recorded fact}
3}FOR A.L.L. OF THE ITEMS & INDEED THE WATCH ITSELF ~ TO SURFACE IN HOBART TASMANIA ,

AUSTRALIA ~ THE KNOWN HISTORY IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING .................... THIS AMAZING WATCH NEEDS & DESERVES A HOLLYWOOD MOVIE MADE ABOUT IT'S LIFE & THE THREE AMAZING OWNERS LIFE'S!!!!

A MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE PROVENANCE WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THOSE THAT HAVE A *GENUINE* INTEREST IN THIS HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT ROLEX GOLD WATCH , UPON REQUEST.


This is Very astute buying at this price & a true investment in both a WW1 militaria sense & of course ..... as the one that started it all for Rolex ........ the very First Rolex Oyster model , #321 watch

WE ARE TRUSTED CHRONO24 DEALERS , HAVE A 'BRICK'S n MORTAR' SHOP IN HOBART , AUSTRALIA & WE GUARANTEE ALL WATCHES SOLD & ALL STATEMENTS MADE !!

THIS HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE , 100% ORIGINAL , VERY EARLY ROLEX OYSTER , 9ct GOLD ULTRA PRIMA ELINVAR HAIRSPRING CHRONOMETER HAS SO MANY GREAT ASPECTS ABOUT IT & IT'S PROVENANCE.

FOR EXAMPLE , HOW MANY OF THIS MODEL HAVE YOU SEEN WHICH RETAINED IT'S ORIGINAL INNER ANTI MAGNETIC / WATER PROOF INNER COVER!!! PERHAPS MY MEMORY IS FAILING , YET I CAN'T RECALL SEEING A SINGLE ONE!!

Watch is 100% original , Including Dial , etc , crown is a little worn or one of the issues which did not have the Rolex tag on the crown , as it is Original.

PLEASE EMAIL ANY SERIOUS ENQUIRIES & WE WILL RESPOND WITHIN 24 HOURS , MAX.
$$$$$$$$$$$$ WE ARE RUSTED CHRONO24 DEALERS WHO GUARANTEE ALL STATEMENTS & DESCRIPTIONS WITH OUR MONEY BACK GUARANTEES!! $$$$$$$$$$$$
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Hobart Town Antique Jewellery

Ground Floor Shop {Hobart Town A.J.}
86 Collins Street
7000 Hobart
Australia
Tel.: [+61] 448864015
Mobile: [+61] 448864015
We speak:
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