An uncommon Viceroy

Vintage Rolex Watch Discussion Forum
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
adam78
Posts: 1257
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:33 am
Location: Chicago

An uncommon Viceroy

#1 Post by adam78 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:55 am

It's been slow here for the summer months, so I thought I'd brighten things up with a photo or two of my ref. 3116 Viceroy. This is ca. 1938 (SN 56XXX) and is in 14K pink gold (really pink). Original black dial is very rare in this configuration (the only one I've ever seen). I hadn't had it serviced for the 6 years I've owned it, so thought it was about time; just picked it up yesterday from my watchmaker's.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Squash61
Posts: 843
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:47 am

Re: An uncommon Viceroy

#2 Post by Squash61 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:28 pm

That is sweet!! I wish I knew more about these old Rolexes. I'm just too afraid to pull the trigger on any I see on eBay. Some day I'll learn.
Nice watch Adam.

User avatar
vintagehamiltons
Posts: 3296
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:13 pm
Location: Waukesha, WI

Re: An uncommon Viceroy

#3 Post by vintagehamiltons » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:24 pm

Sweet looking watch. I'd wear it!
Tom Diss
Mod Squad

User avatar
GLADIATOR
Posts: 2690
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:32 am
Location: Spain - Costa Blanca

Re: An uncommon Viceroy

#4 Post by GLADIATOR » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:47 pm

Fantastic piece Adam.
I think you saw my SS one?

Image

Image

Now on display at the NAWCC Museum in Columbia
A
"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done."
Visit Here:http://highercailber.com/
Adam R Harris

User avatar
Dave
Posts: 3398
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:54 pm
Location: Windsor

Re: An uncommon Viceroy

#5 Post by Dave » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:33 am

That's a beautiful watch. Do you have any idea what the original 1938 price might have been?
Moderator

User avatar
GLADIATOR
Posts: 2690
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:32 am
Location: Spain - Costa Blanca

Re: An uncommon Viceroy

#6 Post by GLADIATOR » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:22 am

Dave wrote:That's a beautiful watch. Do you have any idea what the original 1938 price might have been?
Yes
I have the original advert from 1937
SS was 5 pounds
9kt was 10 british pounds.
and a self winding version (perpetual) was 27 pounds
A
"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done."
Visit Here:http://highercailber.com/
Adam R Harris

User avatar
Dave
Posts: 3398
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:54 pm
Location: Windsor

Re: An uncommon Viceroy

#7 Post by Dave » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:33 am

GLADIATOR wrote:
Dave wrote:That's a beautiful watch. Do you have any idea what the original 1938 price might have been?
Yes
I have the original advert from 1937
SS was 5 pounds
9kt was 10 british pounds.
and a self winding version (perpetual) was 27 pounds
A
Thanks Adam. That sounds like a bargain complements of The Great Depression. In 1938, the pound to dollar exchange was about $5 per pound. $50 dollars in 1938 converts to the buying power of $821 in 2016 dollars. But I imagine that not a lot of people had that kind of spare money in 1938.
Moderator

User avatar
GLADIATOR
Posts: 2690
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:32 am
Location: Spain - Costa Blanca

Re: An uncommon Viceroy

#8 Post by GLADIATOR » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:41 am

Thanks Dave.
Interesting, I had not calculated present value.
But surely 600+ was a lot in 1938
Thanks
"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done."
Visit Here:http://highercailber.com/
Adam R Harris

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest