This is a rare version of a Rolex automatic watch from the 1940s. There is a manual wind version of this watch which is called the Athlete, but this automatic form is quite rare. It has a cylinder style case with the same automatic movement as the Rolex bubble back. It has a beautiful original dial with applied Roman numerals. What makes this watch even more unique is the fact that is come with the original box, papers, timing certificate, and tons of documentation about the original owner who was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army. See below for details.
List of items.
Rolex Watch Ref 3548 on a bracelet decorated with Eagle Wings owned by R.J. Vanevenhoven a World War II pilot.
Chronometer Certificate & other paper work from Rolex
Sterling silver Air force Officer's Broach
Sterling silver Ring with Air Force emblem
Sterling silver I.D. Bracelet incribed by his wife Maxine.
Venevenhoven's Pilot's License dated July 6th, 1944
AAF cloth chart
His Short-Snorter chain of International bank note
Milwaukee Newspaper dated February 4th, 1944
U.S. Army magazine and various other paraphernalia.
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