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Watch Movement - Automatic - Rolex 1565

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Watch Movement - Automatic - Rolex 1565

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Name Rolex 1565
Manufacturer Rolex (Details)
Type Automatic
Jewel Count 25
Year(s) of Production 1959+
Diameter (mm) 28.5
Height (mm) 6.3
Frequency (vph) 18
Chronometer Yes
Hacking No
Date Yes
Hand Winding No
Chronograph No
Quickset No

History: The 15xx movements were in production from 1957 until 1977. In the early days of the company, Rolex sourced the intricate movements that powered their watches from the likes of Aegler, one of Switzerland’s finest watchmakers. In 1957 that they developed (with Aegler) a new "in-house" movement, the 1500 series. It is interesting to note that this movement was produced by Aegler, which at this point was only making mechanisms for Rolex, though they remained a separate legal entity. These mechanisms became a mainstay of the company, remaining in production for 20 years. Rolex proved themselves as thoroughly reliable engines inside a number of Rolex’s most iconic designs. Two of the most dependable and hardworking iterations were the Rolex 1560 and 1570. They base these movements on the same architecture as the first caliber in the series, the 1530. But where the 1530 wasn’t a chronometer grade movement, meaning it hasn’t passed the vigorous testing set down by the COSC (the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute), both the 1560 and 1570 were.

The model 1565 is based on the 1560 architecture with the addition of a date feature. Note that the mechanisms clearly show "1560" stamped into them rather than "1565". Although there is no Quickset mechanism, the 1500 calibers came with the cam and jewel system. This system was able to create an instantaneous date change at midnight, still used by Rolex today.

Rolex SA (/ˈroʊlɛks/) is a Swiss luxury watchmaker. The company and its subsidiary Montres Tudor SA design, manufacture, distribute and service wristwatches sold under the Rolex and Tudor brands. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London, England in 1905 as Wilsdorf and Davis, Rolex moved its base of operations to Geneva, Switzerland in 1919. Forbes ranked Rolex 64th on its 2016 list of the world's most powerful global brands.[Rolex is the largest single high end watch brand. The company is owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, a private family trust.

Alfred Davis and his brother-in-law Hans Wilsdorf founded Wilsdorf and Davis, the company that would eventually become Rolex SA, in London, England in 1905. Wilsdorf and Davis' main commercial activity at the time involved importing Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placing them in high-quality watch cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from Wilsdorf and Davis were usually hallmarked "W&D" inside the caseback.

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-09-28 11:58:36. Last edited by gdm on 2019-03-04 10:03:09

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