Bill LeBoeuf Jewellers takes great pride in providing our customers with a premium customer service experience and Barrie’s finest selection of watches, diamond and gemstone settings, including jewellery in platinum, white and yellow gold. Our in house custom jewellery designs range from engagement rings and wedding rings to diamond pendants and earrings. In addition, we are continuously updating our estate jewellery collection which includes watches by Rolex, Tag Heuer, Cartier and Breitling as well as many other premium brands.
Our on-site gemologist and goldsmith designers are highly knowledgeable and are available to share their years of experience with you. They will answer any questions you have about your existing piece or will assist you in finding or designing that unique gift.
Let us earn your trust. We have been doing that with our customers from the Barrie and surrounding area for the past 60 years and with the recent expansion of our on-line offerings, we are excited to be building customer loyalty all over Canada and the United States.
4 digit model number Rolex watches from the 1950s do not show up very often, in fact they almost never show up. The 1950s were a time when Rolex really began to establish themselves as a high quality do it all watch manufacturer that could stand up to the demands of modern 20th century. The demographics of the 1950s presented Rolex the perfect opportunity to take advantage of middle class disposable income. Jobs and money were plentiful; this watch likely only cost about 2 weeks wages at the time. Rolex was establishing a vast dealer network across North America looking to grab a piece of the action. This Rolex Oyster looks much more modern than the mid 50s thanks to its more modern service dial and hour/minute hands. The nifty blued steel seconds hand offers a clue to the its true age. This watch likely originally was delivered with an Explorer type dial. The original dial was likely exchanged for this more modern silver with radial finish and classic 18 karat white gold stick hour markers. The watch is powered by what appears to be the original calibre A296-775 Rolex automatic winding mechanism that is running strong and keeping good time.Semi bubble back case Rolex watches in 36mm sizes are much harder to come across than the common 34mm size. The original Oyster case is in excellent condition showing very little pitting as is common on early steel Rolex watches. The original engraved serial/style numbers are clearly visible after the American made Jubilee bracelet is removed. Instead of reading REGISTERED DESIGN this case says BREVET, derived from the french word for patented. It’s remarkable to us that a 63 year old watch can look so contemporary, but such is the Rolex style. 6 months, 6 years or 6 decades old, a Rolex Oyster is always in style. The loose link Jubilee bracelet allows a super comfortable fit for a wrist size of up to 7 3/4 inches. The famous Rolex coronet buckle still displays good relief. Looking at current Rolex watches a similar 36mm model is still available although only with the more sporty Oyster style bracelet. The current version of this watch can be seen on the Rolex website for $6,150.00 CAD. Including a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $5,500.00 CAD. Stock #e11990.
Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers have won the Barrie Advance Readers Choice for 2018 as Barrie’s favourite jewellery store!
Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers have won the Barrie Examiners Best Of Barrie Award for 2017! Thank you to the community for supporting us over the past 60 years.
We are always looking to buy your estate pieces including brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, Tag Heuer, along with gold and diamond jewellery.
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