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Watch Movement - Automatic - Rolex 1066

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Watch Movement - Automatic - Rolex 1066

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Name Rolex 1066
Manufacturer Rolex (Details)
Type Automatic
Jewel Count 25
Chronometer No
Hacking No
Date No
Hand Winding No
Quickset No

History: Rolex did not make the cal.1066 movement with the butterfly rotor for very long and as a result parts can be very hard to come by. The butterfly rotor movement was possibly one of the shortest production Rolex movements. It was introduced in mid 50s and was out of production by the very late 50s. The movement was also used in the GMT Master which is a much more valuable watch so owners tend to buy these up for spare parts.

Technical specifications for this movement have proven very difficult to obtain.

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 2018-10-01 11:01:30. Last edited by gdm on 2018-10-16 19:06:42

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