Rolex collector Mike Wood is offering 10 (!) vintage timepieces for sale at the Military Watch Resource. An incredible collection of some very sought-after Rolex models. Trades are not welcome according to the for sale ad, so if the money is flowing back into his passion for watches, I am very curious to know what it will be…

Starting in the left upper corner (and going clockwise), you see a:

  • Rolex “Thunderbird Turnograph” in 18ct white gold and stainless steel, circa 1968. This is a very rare watch as it was issued to the Peruvian Air-Force (“Fuerza Aerea del Peru”). Fitted to Rolex USA Jubilee bracelet. (Ref. 1625);
  • Rolex Mk I “Great White” Sea-Dweller. No original documentation. (Ref. 1665);
  • Rolex “Black Panda Sigma Dial” Oyster Cosmograph. Rolex boxes, open guarantee certificate, Daytona booklet. (Ref. 6263);
  • Rolex Mk 4 “Double Red” Sea-Dweller. Rolex boxes, booklets, wallet and punched papers guarantee certificate. (Ref. 1665);
  • Rolex “Steve McQueen / Freccione” Explorer II. Very complete set with all Rolex boxes, booklets, service documentation, wallet, purchase receipt and guarantee certificate. (Ref. 1655);
  • Rolex British military Royal Navy issue Submariner. Watch is fitted with a replaced caseback. (Ref. 5513);
  • Rolex British military Royal Navy issue Submariner. Caseback issue numbers re-engraved. (Ref. 5513);
  • Rolex British military Army issue Submariner. A very rare and completely “full-spec” ref. 5517 watch (this reference is exclusive to the British military!), caseback has some abrasion over the engraved issue numbers. Recently serviced at Rolex UK with all supporting documentation. (Ref. 5517);
  • Rolex British military Royal Navy issue Submariner. A rare and completely “full-spec” watch, case has some light “battle scars”! Recently serviced at Rolex UK with all supporting documentation. (Ref. 5513);
  • Rolex British military Royal Navy issue Submariner. Rare Navy issue ref. 5517 watch (this reference is exclusive to the British military!). Watch is fitted with a replaced caseback. Serviced at Rolex UK in 2003 with all supporting documentation. (Ref. 5517).
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Yes, I know. I had to gasp for breath as well. You can find more pictures and Mike’s contact details by following this link.

Thanks to Dustin of the Dutch RF for the heads up.

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Robert-Jan Broer, born in 1977, watch collector and author on watches for over a decade. Founder of Fratello Watches in 2004.
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