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Watch Movement - Automatic - Rolex 1055B

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Watch Movement - Automatic - Rolex 1055B
Name Rolex 1055B
Manufacturer Rolex (Details)
Type Automatic
Jewel Count 25
Year(s) of Production 1957+
Diameter (mm) 28.5
Diameter (lignes) 0.0
Height (mm) 7.1
Frequency (vph) 18,000
Chronometer Yes
Hacking No
Date Yes
Hand Winding No
Quickset No

History: Second generation Rolex Day-Date movement; altered 1055. 7.1mm high instead of 7mm. Introduced around 1957. Used for early Day-Date models: ROLEX 6510, 6511, 6611, 6612, 6613 made in the 1950's. This movement does not have a "quick-set" feature as that was introduced in the 3155 movement in 1988.

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 2019-06-14 10:52:58. Last edited by gdm on 2019-06-14 10:56:28

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