Sniper Dial Mid-Century Rolex Florentine Finish Dress Watch

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1960's

Reference number: 3757

Serial number: 1685xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 5,000

Watch details

Offering a lengthy list of details, this manually-wound Rolex dress watch ref. #3757 is a charming mid-century treasure. Note the dark silvered sniper dial, gently-ovaled case with polished indexes on the outer bezel at the 5 minute marks and Florentine finish matched across the case and integral bracelet with brick-like links. The watch measures 6.75 inches in overall length when flat and has an approximately 32mm case diameter. It is made of 18 karat yellow gold and remains in beautiful original vintage condition- appreciate the serial number still crisp on the case back. We are not selling this watch as unpolished and it is not accompanied by any accessories. Stock 44433

Dealer

Joshua Bonifas

The Rolex AirKing has a long a storied history spanning back to the mid-1930.  Prior to World War II, British pilots utilized Rolex Oyster Perpetual wristwatches as they were slightly larger than British standard issue at the time, and were much more reliable. Rolex learned of the pilot’s preference for Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches and during the late 1930’s and into the war, Rolex created wristwatches such as the “Air Lion,” “Air King,” “Air Tiger,” and “Air Giant.” The first actual Air King was born in 1945 and acted to conglomerate all the “Air” watches into one watch. The Rolex AirKing remained relatively untouched going into the 1950-1960’s with the exception of some visual refinements. Staying at 34MM, the AirKing was available in gold plating, and two tone bracelets and bezels. Without a date mechanism and being 2mm smaller, the AirKing did not compete with the ever-popular Rolex DateJust. In 1989/2000 the AirKing received a movement improvement, and later in 2007 became a fully certified COSC chronometer like the majority of the Rolex watch line.