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Details about  ROLEX Oyster LIPTON 1938 Military Wristwatch Caliber 59 Boys Gents Canadian Army

ROLEX Oyster LIPTON 1938 Military Wristwatch Caliber 59 Boys Gents Canadian Army
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Good Running condition! Overhauled February 2014!

Feb 24, 2014 17:33:54 EST
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US $649.00
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Condition: Pre-owned : Split the cost with friends
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Seller Notes: Good Running condition! Overhauled February 2014!



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Vintage (1920-1970)

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Hello everybody!

I'm selling this superb vintage ROLEX watch.

This scarce ROLEX OYSTER LIPTON was made for the Canadian market. They were very popular during WW2, and made mostly for the military personel.

It could fit well either on men or women, for today's standards. Back then, this size was popular for men. The face is about the size of a quarter (see picture below).

Famous Rolex Caliber 59. 15 rubies. Running strong and keeping good time! It has been completely overhauled (cleaning, lubrication, adjustment) on February 5 2014 by my watchmaker, who has 35 years experience.  

This is a boy's size watch, measuring about 30 mm wide, by 33 mm wide including crown, by 39.5 mm tall, lug to lug.
Made of stainless steel. The back of the case has been polished, it is nice now, as it had a lot more scratches. There are some slight surface scratches left, but the guys did their best. The back cover has a slight dent, more visible under direct light.
Marked on the back 110054-3136. If we use this serial number, this Rolex Oyster Lipton should date back to 1937 or 1938.
The original Oyster style screw-down crown and its tube were broken. We just replaced those parts. The brand new crown is a standard generic, NOT a " screw-down" crown like the original.
The previous restoration was sloppy, they litterally cut the tube flush to the case. (see last picture).
Now the watch is dust proof, and this crown fits there very well, it has the perfect size. Our low "buy it now" price reflects the lack of an original "screw down crown" on this watch.

Clear, like new. 

100% original (not repainted or altered). It has a second subdial. Nice patina, stunning raised gold-tone numbers and gold-tone hands. Marked "Oyster Lipton, Swiss Made". 

The 16mm, good quality black leather band is brand new.  Stainless steel buckle matches the case perfectly.

Even if they were originally sold as "waterproof watches", this one has not been tested for waterproofing.

Like any vintage collector's watch, this one needs special care. I would not bring it under the shower or in the pool, or in extreme conditions.
This is an old mechanical timepiece. Unlike today's quartz watches, it needs maintenance & servicing occasionally by a good watchmaker, despite the fact it has been serviced 2 weeks ago.

I will sell many vintage watches this winter, please check out my listings often.

Thank you for your interest.


  • This item will be sent by Canada Post.

  • WE COMBINE SHIPPING, at no extra cost.

  • We never falsify Customs documents, overseas buyers are responsible to pay their country's duties & local sales taxes, if applicable. Please check your country's regulations if any charges apply on the item you want to buy. United Kingdom for example, seems quite greedy for items valued over £135.

  • We use Ebay shipping tool calculator for an accurate shipping quote, using the actual package weight & volume.

  • We don't make any profit on shipping, as for the packing material & handling.
  • We only ship to your registered Ebay/Paypal address. NO LOCAL PICKUP.

Canadian residents must pay applicable taxes:

  • Québec : TPS (5%) + TVQ (9.975%) =  (14.975%)

  • Ontario, New-Brunswick, & Newfoundland:   (13%)

  • Nova Scotia :  (15%)

  • All the other provinces: (BC, AB, SK, MB, PE. NT, NU, YT): GST only  (5%).

  • United States/European buyers :  NO SALE TAX.

    Automatically calculated at Ebay checkout, applicable on the sale amount + the S/H charges. Business invoice & tax numbers in the package.


Left-Click on it for a HIGH DEFINITION VIEW.


Total lenght including band, from one end to another, with buckle: 9¼" (23.5 CM) 


Before last week's restoration: brass tube has been sawn flush to the case. It was really stuck.
We had to drill the case to remove it, and re-install a brand new tube and a generic standard crown, to get a more reliable, dust-proof watch.

More vintage watches listed, and plenty of other vintage items. Please visit my store HERE! 


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