ROLEX, "OBAMA" BUBBLEBACK, REF. 2940
"OBAMA" BUBBLEBACK, REF. 2940
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIAMETER: 32mm
BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: Brown calf leather with associated buckle
FUNCTIONS: Time only
CALIBER: 9 3/4
The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
The case is in good condition with scratches. The case back has heavier scratches. The case appears to be polished. The bezel has a nick at 5 o'clock. The dial and hands appear to be original. The luminescent material is missing in part of the hour hand. The dial has developed patina and the paint is turning brown. The crown appears to be original and has a couple dents. The movement is in working order at the time of cataloging, consistent with the age of the watch. The movement has not been tested for accuracy. A service is recommended given the age of the watch.
The condition of lots sold can vary widely due to factors such as age, previous damage, restoration, repair and wear and tear. The nature of the lots sold means that they will rarely be in perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
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This exact watch was featured in the Hodinkee's popular "What's Selling Where" / "Bring a Loupe" column from December 12, 2014. President Barack Obama was in Missouri on July 30, 2014 and while he was passing a vintage watch shop called "Cool Vintage Watches" in Parkville, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City, he stopped in to take a look. Once inside, President Obama browsed many watches and tried on this exact watch, which he praised. This is a great opportunity to own a Rolex that was admired and worn briefly by the 44th President of the United States.
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