The Rolex Wellington has to rate as one of the rarer Canadian Market Rolex’s.
It dates back to the 1940’s when Rolex made a name for itself among the soldiers and pilots who chose them for their personal timepiece for use during this time.
This Rolex watch features one of the larger boy sized cases from the period, with a 17 jewel, adjusted Rolex 10 1/2 hunter manual wind movement. The movement has a sweep seconds feature. Interestingly, Rolex sold this watch as an Observatory grade watch as stated on the dial and is all their literature.
The dial is an original 2 tone 24 hour military model with the luminous Arabic numerals applied.
The cases for these Canadian Market models were produced in North American but this one is also clearly marked Rolex inside the caseback.. The gold-filled case has a very appealing flat wide bezel that adds to the visual attraction of the watch. There is some minimal wear to the capping on the outer edges of the lugs which is typical to these models.
The watch measures 31mm wide by 39 mm long and is supplied on a brand new black leather strap.