Letter to Jim Tyrie from Montres Rolex S.A.

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Title

Letter to Jim Tyrie from Montres Rolex S.A.

Description

A reply to Jim for an order for a Rolex watch whilst he was in POW camp. A handwritten annotation describes the order as tongue in cheek and he never followed it up. Included is a blank prisoner of war envelope.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-02-09

Contributor

Robin Christian
David Bloomfield

Rights

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Format

One typed letter with handwritten annotations.

Language

Identifier

EWilsdorfHTyrieJSB430209-0001,
EWilsdorfHTyrieJSB430209-0002

Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

MONTRES ROLEX S.A.

18, RUE DU MARCHÉ GENÈVE, le 9th of February 1943

GENÈVE

TÉLÉGR.: ROLEX GENÉVE – TÉLÉPH. 50336 [ink stamp] GEPRÜFT 42 [/ink stamp]

Rappeler réf. HW/MC F/Lt. James Tyrie,

Gef. Nr. 530

[underlined] Stalag LUFT 3 [/underlined]


Dear Sir,

We beg to acknowledge receipt of your order dated 14th Dec. 42, and in accordance with your instructions we will supply you with 1 Perpetual Oyster No.116 with strap This watch costs to-day in Switzerland Frs. 270.- [underlined] but you must not even think of settlement [/underlined] during the war.

As we have now a large number of orders in hand for officers, there will be some unavoidable delay in the execution of your order, but we will do the best we can for you.

Meanwhile, believe us to be

Yours truly, Montres ROLEX S.A. Director [signature] H. Wilsdorf

JIM – (TONGUE IN CHEEK) ORDERED A WATCH WHILST IN P.O.W. CAMP. THIS WAS THE LETTER SHORTLY AFTERWARDS! HE NEVER PROCEEDED FURTHER WITH THE ORDER!!

[page break]

[underlined] PRISONER OF WAR [/underlined]

KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST

SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE


[ink stamp] AIR MAIL PAR AVION [/ink stamp] [postage stamp]

RANK & NAME: British Prisoner of War

PRISONER OF WAR NO.:

CAMP NAME & NO.:

COUNTRY:

Collection

Citation

Montres Rolex SA, “Letter to Jim Tyrie from Montres Rolex S.A.,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 29, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22176.

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