Rolex Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1007. Cal 1560. Rolex Serviced ROL 757
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1007. Cal 1560. Rolex Serviced
Rolex Oyster Perpetual automatic model reference 1007. It is an automatic with Rolex calibre 1560 butterfly movement, which is one of the rare movements. It was manufactured for six years only between 1959 and 1965. This movement was also used in the Explorer I model reference 1016 as well as the Submariner 5512 which was a certified chronometer rated version of the 5513. The movements alone advertised as spares sell for in excess of £2000. It dates circa 1960. It was serviced by Rolex in 1993 at a retail cost of £290 but discounted to £305 – something that could never happen today. During the service a new Rolex bracelet was fitted which is the Oyster reference 78350.
Model reference: 1007
Year of production: Approximately 1960
Movement: Rolex calibre 1560 butterfly
Case: polished/brushed Oyster case
Bezel: 12 hour fixed bezel
Bracelet. Steel Oyster with folding clasp with 12 links
Crown: Screw down with Rolex logo
Dial: Silver with index markers
Others Rolex service papers from 1993
Dimensions Width is 34 mm, thickness is 11mm, 41 mm lug to lug
Additional Product Details
Rolex SA was founded in 1905 by the German Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. Contrary to popular belief, Hans Wilsdorf was neither Swiss, nor a watchmaker. Wilsdorf & Davis was the original name of what later became the Rolex Watch Company. They originally imported Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placed them in quality cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were then sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from the firm of Wilsdorf and Davis are usually marked "W&D" – inside the caseback only. Hans Wilsdorf registered the trademark name "Rolex" in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland during 1908. The word was made up, but its origin is obscure. One story, which was never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the word "Rolex" came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning exquisite watch industry. The Wilsdorf & Davis company moved out of Great Britain in 1912. Wilsdorf wanted his watches to be affordable, but taxes and export duties on the case metals (silver and gold) were driving costs up. From that time to the present, Rolex has been headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, though the company owns facilities in other cities (Bienne, etc) and continents (North America, Asia, Australia, etc). The company name Rolex was officially registered on 15 November 1915. It is thought this change was part of a drive to popularize wristwatches, which at the time were still considered a novelty largely for women (pocket watches were more common). Wilsdorf was said to desire his watch brand's name to be easily pronounceable in any language. The company name was officially changed to the Rolex Watch Company during 1919. It was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA. Rolex SA is a foundation initiated and originally funded by Hans Wilsdorf and the Aegler family. According to foundation documentation, the Rolex SA company can never be sold, nor traded on any stock market.