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Vintage Rolex Date 1530 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Date 1530 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Date 1530 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Date 1530 Stainless Steel
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Vintage Rolex Date 1530 Stainless Steel

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Vintage Rolex Date 1530 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Date 1530 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Date 1530 Stainless Steel

Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 153654
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: Date 1530
Serial/Year: 5,1XX,XXX - 1978
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1575
Case: Stainless steel (36mm) Smooth bezel and scratch resistant sapphire crystal 
Dial: Silver Index w/ Tritium hands 
Bracelet: Stainless steel Integral w/ Folding Oysterclasp
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box
Warranty: This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.

Rolex Date 1530

At first glance, the Rolex 1530 for sale here looks like an OysterQuartz model. It has the same angular case and integrated bracelet that defines the unique series. However, while the OysterQuartz is powered by a battery-operated Quartz movement, the Rolex 1530 relies on Rolex's Perpetual mechanical movement with automatic winding technology.

The story behind this rare watch is fascinating. Rolex released ref. 1530 during the same time that they were designing the OysterQuartz series. The Quartz movement was still in development, but the intriguing case had already been perfected and was ready for production. Rolex equipped the case with a Perpetual movement and sold the watch as ref. 1530 while they continued work on the Quartz movement. Only about 1,500 of these rare watches were produced between 1975 and 1977. After 1977, the OysterQuartz model took its place.

This example dates to circa 1978 which would make it one of the last ones made since production was until around 1977. The watch is in overall honest, attractive condition and has developed a nice patina on the dial. These are perfect for those looking for an interesting Rolex with a story. 

* All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. 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. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.


This order is ready for shipment within one (1) business day after the order has been approved and processed. All watch orders are shipped FedEx overnight and are fully insured at no charge to the customer. Please be advised that for any deliveries from Bob's Watches, a recipient aged 21 years or older must be present to provide a signature upon receipt of the package.

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