Rolex Oyster Army model ref 3139 circa early 1940’s. Featuring a 30 x 35mm thick cushion shaped Oyster case with side flat bezel with sloped sides, heavy faceted lugs, and screw down case back and period screw down crown. Exceptional condition example with original polish and brush case, real collectors watch, new acrylic crystal. Powered by 17 jewel manual wind caliber 10 1/2 hunter movement with sweep seconds.
This is a fairly scarce and popular circa early 1940’s model produced in during WWII era in alliance with the patriotic spirit of the war era. No history of actual military use, this model nonetheless has always been a popular collector’s model with its bold, chunky, and substantial case design and distinctive model name. Typically seen with considerable wear and case back corrosion, the current example is in remarkably pristine condition with only little signs of pitting on rear. See pics of all four inside corners. Hard to get dial pictures due to domed crystal.
Model: Oyster Army
Model Number: 3139
Condition: Excellent never refinished case
Approximate Age: 1942
Movement: 10 ½ Hunter
Case Size: 30x35mm Cushion
Case Material: Stainless steel
Lug Width: 15mm
Wrist Size: 7++
Bracelet: Generic Vintage Black crocodile, generic SS buckle
Bezel: Integrated fixed
Dial Color: Black with white dials
Crown: Orig. Patent Oyster domed screw down
Case Back: Stainless steel Personalized (can be removed, don’t suggest)