Charity shop receives £2000 Rolex watch donation

The best place to find antique watches for sale is of course through the registered dealers who can give you advice, guidance and more often than not a selection for you to choose from. However, every once in a while a vintage gem can pop up elsewhere and in this case a watch was donated to a charity shop in Edinburgh and is now set to be auctioned to raise funds to help the homeless as it turned out to be a vintage Rolex.

The 1960s Rolex watch is subject of a silent auction at Shelter- Antique Watches For Sale

The Rolex in question is a 1960s Tudor Advisor, which was handed in to Shelter Scotland’s Morningside charity shop as part of a selection of other items in a bag.

Valued at nearly £1000 in its current condition, this movement would usually fetch around £2000 in mint condition. The classic watch which features a leather-strapped watch with stainless steel body and bevelled glass face was entered in a silent auction.

Remarkably this is not the first time that a vintage timepiece has been given to the Morningside shop, it is in fact the second time in less than three years.

In December 2011, a vintage 1950’s Rolex Oyster valued at £1000 was donated and sold at silent auction for £720 to a mystery bidder.