Rolex Pocket-watch

Post Reply
User avatar
smellody
Owner
Posts: 11944
Joined: December 18th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: OR
Contact:

Rolex Pocket-watch

Post by smellody » April 26th 2024, 7:24pm

$$%^ My pal Rich @ https://www.timetitans.com/ hooked me up with this amazing pocket watch.

Probably 100 years old, Rolex had won 7 world records at the time of manufacturing.

Amazing dial work. Even more memorizing in person. Purpled hidden mickey hands.

Winds as smoothly as a new watch. Thin and elegant.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
   Image
WIStful
Posts: 161
Joined: March 9th 2024, 8:48pm

Re: Rolex Pocket-watch

Post by WIStful » April 29th 2024, 7:01pm

I googled platinette and all I could find was references to it being a material in Rolexes of that era but nothing further as to its composition.

Any further information on platinette?
User avatar
smellody
Owner
Posts: 11944
Joined: December 18th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: OR
Contact:

Re: Rolex Pocket-watch

Post by smellody » April 29th 2024, 8:15pm

WIStful wrote:
April 29th 2024, 7:01pm
I googled platinette and all I could find was references to it being a material in Rolexes of that era but nothing further as to its composition.

Any further information on platinette?
Still researching. Apparently platinette is Italian for platinum. . .but no assay marks... it's a mystery.
   Image
WIStful
Posts: 161
Joined: March 9th 2024, 8:48pm

Re: Rolex Pocket-watch

Post by WIStful » April 30th 2024, 12:32am

"Platinette" was a white metal alloy, which was "likely a mix of platinum, rhodium and plated over metal" according to Derek Dier. This sector dial is pretty sweet. I think shortly after this watch was made Rolex stopped writing the # of awards they had won on their watches. They must have won about 10 records in the 1920's because in 1920 they were writing "7 World's Records."

https://www.reddit.com/r/rolex/comments ... _records/
User avatar
smellody
Owner
Posts: 11944
Joined: December 18th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: OR
Contact:

Re: Rolex Pocket-watch

Post by smellody » April 30th 2024, 10:32am

WIStful wrote:
April 30th 2024, 12:32am
"Platinette" was a white metal alloy, which was "likely a mix of platinum, rhodium and plated over metal" according to Derek Dier. This sector dial is pretty sweet. I think shortly after this watch was made Rolex stopped writing the # of awards they had won on their watches. They must have won about 10 records in the 1920's because in 1920 they were writing "7 World's Records."

https://www.reddit.com/r/rolex/comments ... _records/
Thanks. That makes sense. I was wondering if it was some composition of ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum. Interesting I have a pair of ruthenium specs 👓 and my Mont Blanc pen that is whatever the dark metal in thr family is.
   Image
Post Reply

Return to “Your New Watch”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest