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riaz06's loves87 of 147Vintage Rolex Oyster Bubbleback--two tone with rose goldMy Dad's Tudor Oysterdate circa 1960
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    Posted 8 years ago

    geo26e
    (154 items)

    Along with his chief designer Borer, the German Hans Wilsdorf developed an automatic caliber, that was introduced as the 'Oyster Perpetual' in 1931 and patented a year later.

    THE ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL AUTOMATIC - Rotor Winding

    Powered by an internal mechanism that used the movement of the wearer's arm, for the first time in a wristwatch, a 'rotor' functioned as a swinging mass winding in one direction. The complete automatic unit was located in a bowl-like frame that was screwed onto the basic movement, covering it like a hat. The screwed down back and screwed down winder made the watch water-proof. These innovations not only made watch-winding by hand unnecessary, but kept the power from the mainspring more consistent resulting in more reliable time keeping.

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    1. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thank you very much aldo78 & petey for visiting and hitting the Love button! Very much appreciated!
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 years ago
      George, nice posting, got my attention. What year of production?
    3. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Kerry, case number says 1940/41! Thanks for stopping by and showing the love. This is my last piece for the early automatics!
    4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 years ago
      Thanks for answering my query. Do you also collect the later models, example 1960's-70 Seiko Automatic's?
    5. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Kerry, actually yes, I have a few Seiko chronos! I will post them next time.
    6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 years ago
      Will be watching for them, I have a couple and then some 1950's "Bumper" Autos, we should get together and add them all. LOL
    7. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thank you ttomtucker, pops, tom61357 & vetraio50 for visiting and the appreciation!
    8. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thank you gargoylecollector for visiting and the appreciation!
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      STUNNING !!!!!
    10. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thanks Sean for the 'Love'!
    11. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thanks very much aldo78 & snoopy for Loving the post! Very much appreciated!
    12. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thank you & big cheers to you Moonstone!
    13. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thank you Tom for visiting & loving the post! Much appreciated!
    14. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you agh & nutsabotas for visiting and hitting the Love tab, much appreciated!
    15. crazycharacter, 7 years ago
      Great watch. Love the patina on the dial.
    16. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you Adam! I also prefer old watches to show some patina on the dial!
    17. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you riaz for visiting and the appreciation!

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