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Watch Movement - Automatic - Rolex 745 (A.295)

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Watch Movement - Automatic - Rolex 745 (A.295)
Name Rolex 745 (A.295)
Manufacturer Rolex (Details)
Type Automatic
Jewel Count 18
Year(s) of Production 1950+
Diameter (mm) 29.5
Chronometer No
Hacking No
Date Yes
Hand Winding No
Chronograph No
Quickset No

History: The 745 is an 18 jewel automatic (self-winding) movement. It is also known as an A295 because it is 29.5 mm in diameter. It features a calendar and a sweep second hand. It was introduced in 1950.

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 2018-10-05 14:40:05. Last edited by gdm on 2019-09-01 20:28:10

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