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Rolex Precision Ref. 4218 Stainless Steel Circa 1950s


Undisputably the most sought after and collectible watches are made by Rolex. If rarity and originality are your thing than look no further. This incredible Rolex Precision reference 4218 is a true charmer and is sure to add something different to your collection. A quick dive into this reference and you will soon find how rare it really is. The few you do stumble across have refinished dials. This example is all original and unpolished at that!

  • Details:

    Featuring a stainless steel stepped case measuring 35mm excluding the orignal mushroom crown that tucks into a UFO shaped case. Its long sharp lugs extend out to 42mm and the bezel disappears into the case giving this watch a nice and unqiue presence on the wrist. 


    It goes without saying that this watch is 'all dial' with a low dome crystal that goes almost unoticed. This makes the watch appear larger than its dimensions would suggest. The dial is all original and untouched with sunken applied index and a rich warm patina that is both stunning and charming. Finished off with lovely leaf hands which compliment the dial perfectly. 


    The movement is certainly worth noting here. As a pointed out earlier this watch is rare, however there was more common reference that shared the same case as the 4218, a sister if you will. The reference 4222; what you'll find with that model is center seconds instead of subsidiary seconds shown here at 6 o'clock with 'shock resisting' text just above. From the outside these models look very similar however once the snap-on case backs are removed you'll find two very different movements. The 4218 featuring the manually wound caliber 700 is not only larger in size but higher grade as well. I assume this is why the reference is less common due to this higher grade movement and the extra costs associated with its production over the 4222. 



  • Additional Information:

    This watch has undergone a full service of the movement as of December 2019. 


    It comes fitted on a brand new 18mm tan suede strap shown in the photographs. 


    All watches are shipped via FedEx Overnight or International Priority and are fully insured. 


    If you have any further questions or inquries please email me or you may call/text/whatsapp me directly at (703)498-7808.