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Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, was hosting a large dinner party one day when he was attempting to open an Oyster when it dawned on him, he could make a watch case as strong and as resilient as that Oyster, that water couldn’t penetrate, By 1926 the first waterproof “Oyster” Rolex was born. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual was first introduced in 1945. The Oyster Perpetual was the first recognized self winding chronometer watch with a date window. The Turn-O-Graph model was a big hit in 1955 with many men of the Air Force who utilized the rotating bezel marked 60 minutes for timing there air intervals. A popular nickname for the watch at the time was “Thunderbirds”.

Chuck Yeager a highly decorated Air Force test pilot was wearing a Turn-O-Graph watch when he broke the sound barrier in 1947. A standard men’s Datejust bracelet comes available in two styles; Jubilee and Oyster. It can be bought in a variety of different metals from standard stainless steel to two tone (steel and gold) and gold in pink, yellow or white.

The standard bezel size was 36mm but later they introduced a ladies version and mid size style to reach a larger spectrum of the market. In 2009 the Rolex Datejust II was introduced with a larger bezel and a updated movement, unlike its predecessor it is only available, as of now, with an Oyster bracelet still all three types of gold are available with the steel. An interesting thing about the Rolexes is the ability to change out many of the features you may or may not like, you can change bracelets, dial, or add a diamond bezel and many other small changes can be made to the watch as well. But like many things in life adding what’s called aftermarket pieces to your Rolex Oyster Perpetual can greatly reduce the watches value and bring down any reasonable cash offers in the near future, if you should decide to sell.

Rolex had a part in the development of the first quartz watch movements. Rolex didn’t have many quartz movements in its product line for Oyster, however in the 1960s and 70s Rolex engineers had a key role in their design and technology. Rolex and 16 other Swiss watch manufactures collaborated and came up with the Beta 21 Quartz which was used in the Rolex Quartz Date 5100, not even five years later they created the clean slate 5035/5055 movement that would eventually bring life to the Rolex Oyster Quartz.



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As a first timer in selling, I was a bit apprehensive. I did not know what to expect and was a little worried about a previous reviewers comments. Yes the office was stark and clinical. The staff however, more than made up for any downfall in the decor. Very helpful, polite and understanding to any ‘silly’ questions that were asked. All in all a pleasant experience, and one that should the opportunity arise I would go through again!

Marie G.

What friendly staff. They help you sell your items even if they don’t have a use for it by calling other shops around the area to see if they could use it… They want you to have the best out come from selling your items. I was so happy I decided to go to them!


What inspired me to go to NV Coin and Jewelry was I was an ad on the TV for the shop. I was not too sure about going to NV Coin and Jewelry to sell my jewelry because I have been to many other pawn shops but haven’t found a good deal for my jewelry. After I went to Nevada Coin and Jewelry it was a big relief for me selling my jewelry for a good price.


A great selection of coins and other numismatic related material. Very professional.

My Aunt recently passed and she lived in the outskirts of Las Vegas. While my sister and I went through her estate we found a number of items that neither of us considered keeping, but our aunt was clear in her will that she wanted us to use her things to make a profit and in turn use that money to help our futures. We shopped around, especially not being from the area, and got a lot of negative experiences just on the phone. People were rude, uninformative, and really just gave us a feeling they wanted to rip us off. It made us think of those dirty pawn shops you “hear about”. Finally I called Nevada Coin and Jewelry and the whole day shifted! We described a few pieces of jewelry and they helped us figure out initially a general value based on the metal. Of course, they did explain the importance of actually coming in and examining the pieces individually. That level of service over the phone got us through the door. When we went to the spot we were greeted with the same level courtesy, but the professionalism when going over each item and it’s value was through the roof! They took the time to explain why each item was worth what amount and even gave us a little bit of history on the styles. At the end of the day, my sister and I walked away with a sizable amount of money to put towards my son’s college fund and my sister’s vet school. Thanks, Nevada Coin and Jewelry!

Ashleigh L.

After visiting a couple of the “traveling gold & silver merchants” who came to Mesquite, I made a call to Nevada Coin & Jewelry in Las Vegas… David was very helpful and professional. Their prices were the best I had seen… I left very satisfied with my trip and the deals we made. I will definitely go there again.

Carol R.

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to meet the owner and team at Nevada Coin and Jewelry. I didn’t know what to expect but they made me feel both comfortable and safe. I went through my collection of jewelry, both broken pieces and things I thought were of no value at all. They took the time to explain what each carat weight was worth and they helped me sort through my items. I was amazed at what they gave me for things I would never wear or use. I would recommend you stop in and speak to them, you might be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

Suzanne P.

Wonderful experience, Nick and Laura made it seamless and stress free. Thank you! They also sell super cool items!!

A.J. and Robert are so friendly and make it so you have the best deal with the items you bring them. They have so much knowledge about all the items they have in their shop and they like to teach others about what they know…


Really cool cats over at Nevada Coin and Jewelry. You would’ve thought that I was “Madonna” the way those guys treated me. I was so mesmerized by all of the antiques, they have in there, I believe I was there for two hours, just looking, unbelieveable! When I went in I was so hot, they offered me a cold bottle of water, how cool is that? It felt like home to me. I wanted to get a price for some old jewelry that was passed down by grandma, I was well satisfied. When I left the shop, I was singing “Money, Money, Money.


My friend and I came here to sell some coins and jewelry. We first saw Scott about some coins. He was very friendly and knew his stuff. Afterwards, he brought us over to Sheila who looked at our jewelry. She was also very nice and professional. We will definitely come back here again. GREAT PLACE!!!!

Susanne T.

This dealer was beyond excellent in all respects! No low-ball games, no fooling around. These people are honest, and the transaction was handled smoothly with complete transparency. I will definitely recommend Nevada Coin & Jewelry to everybody I know!

Richard C.