|Condition: (What's This?)||Excellent|
|Year:||3,0XX,XXX - 1970-1971|
|Features:||Automatic movement w/ day and date wheels, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown|
|Case:||18k yellow gold (36mm) w/ fluted bezel|
|Dial:||Champagne Linen "Pie-Pan" w/ gold index hour markers|
|Bracelet:||18k yellow gold President w/ Fliplock clasp|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This Rolex Presidential Day-Date comes w/ Bob's 3 day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty. Temporary master photo. All side views are of actual watch and magnify 10x.|
By Paul Altieri,
Adored by watch lovers the world over, the Day-Date is symbolic of both Rolex as a company and its power over the watch marketplace. Released to the public in 1956, the Day-Date was a thing of beauty and an unambiguous statement of the owner’s power and prominence. The well-balanced dial, as well as the day and date display were new innovations for the time. The reference 1803, which was the second series of Day-Dates released in 1959 and can be identified by the yellow gold, fluted bezel (unlike the 1802 with its smooth bezel, and the 1804 with white gold or platinum bezel set with diamonds). The 1803 has adorned the wrists of several U.S. Presidents throughout history (hence the name of the President’s bracelet). In an age where it is no longer a necessity to use a watch to tell time, the Day-Date model has become something to own to commemorate an achievement or remember an important date thus morphing away from a mechanical necessity to a personal and intimate piece of jewelry that any man can love and cherish.
This 1803 was manufactured in 1971 and is a 3.0 million serial number timepiece. The non-quick calendar is printed on champagne toned discs to completely match the dial thus providing a seamless appearance. The beautiful champagne linen dial is in superb shape and lends the watch an unmatched aura of power by making the watch one solid gold color. The president link bracelet is in equally good shape with minimal stretch and a traditional buckle. A solid gold Rolex Day-Date is something everyone can aspire to. Don’t you think it is your turn? If you have any question please contact Larry at [email protected].
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.
I love it. My first Rolex. I would start collecting. And the shipping and delivery was super fast.