Back in 1996 a Plymouth gentleman visited Bowden’s jewellers on Royal Parade and treated himself to a new Rolex wristwatch at a cost of £2,000. The watch has since been inherited and will be offered for sale by auction this month. The model is the rare Explorer II wristwatch, no 16570, which is highly collectable and comes complete with all its boxes, tags, guarantees and even the original carrier bag. Auctioneer Paul Keen “we are delighted to offer this superb Explorer and expect that it could sell for £7,000 to £8,000”. (Image 205 and 205-4)
With a similar price guide is the rare and popular Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date GMT-Master II, Coke watch, dating from 1989, featuring the twin time zone function. This is a real collector’s piece today so high bids are expected (lot 203).
For the ladies is a very pretty a ladies 18ct yellow gold automatic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust chronometer with diamond set bezel and diamond dot champagne dial, diameter 26mm, model 69178 dating from 1986, this is expected to sell for £3,000 to £4,000. The sale takes place at Plymouth Auction Rooms on Wednesday 28th September at 8:00pm