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Rolex 18K YG Day Date ref 1803 "Fat Boy" circa 1973

$14,500.00

An exceptionally minty and stunning example Rolex 18K yellow gold “Fat Boy” dial Day Date President circa 1973. The is the ref 1803 with case serial # 2.9 million circa 1973 which features a 36mm diameter full size man’s model with acrylic crystal, 18K YG fluted bezel, and stunning original satin silver “Fat Boy” pie pan dial.  The original dial is signed T SWISS T and features applied wide and pronounced gold applied indexes and intact golden luminous dots and original extra wide matching tritium lume gilt hands.

The case of this watch is in super minty condition and appears to have spent very little time on a wrist. Beefy, unpolished lugs, sharp and not scratched, worn, or polished fluted bezel. The case back and case back grooves and back of the lugs all are super mint condition. The only minor detraction is a tiny pin prick near the center of  the case back which appears as a tiny blemish in the photo.

Powered by self winding calibre 1565 movement with non quick set date. The watch was recently serviced is in superb operating condition and is being offered with our usual 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. The watch is being offered with your choice of fine leather or exotic skin strap. We do have an aftermarket 18K YG Presidential bracelet available if you specifically want this on a gold bracelet. Frankly, we think it looks amazing on a strap!

Many different styles of dial colors, surfaces, and indexes appear on Day Date pie pan dial models from the 1960’s through the late 1970’s. We would be hard pressed to find another example that is more beautiful than the current example.

Your watch purchase includes our signature fine leather watch pouch. Ideal for gift giving, travel and storage, a $55.00 value!

NOTE on Political Correctness. We acknnowledge our irreverence in referring to this and our other “Fat Boy” dials as we do. We mean no disrespect to anyone. Most people call these dials “Wide Boys!” Frankly I don’t know what a wide boy is, and all we can think of is the WIDE LOAD sign you see on tractor trailers transporting modular homes on the highway. We think it is just more fun to call call these Fat Boys. But however you want to refer to them, they are very popular and super cool!

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Rolex Serial Numbers and Clasp Codes

Rolex Serial Numbers

Rolex Production Year Serial Number
2010 G
2009 V
2008 M OR V
2007 M OR Z
2006 D OR Z
2005 D
2005 F
2004 F
2003 F
2002 Y
2001 K OR Y
2000 K,000,001
2000 P,000,001
1999 A,000,001
1998 U,932,144
1997 U,000,001
1996 T,000,001
1995 W,000,001
1994 S,860,880
1993 S,000,001
1992 C,000,001
1991 N,000,001
1991 X,000,001
1990 E,000,001
1989 L,980,000
1988 R,598,200
1987 R,000,001
1987 9,400,000
1986 8,900,000
1985 8,614,000
1984 8,070,022
1983 7,400,000
1982 7,100,000
1981 6,520,870
1980 6,434,000
1979 5,737,030
1978 5,000,000
1977 5,008,000
1976 4,115,299
1975 3,862,196
1974 3,567,927
1973 3,200,268
1972 2,890,459
1971 2,589,295
1970 2,241,882
1969 1,900,000
1968 1,752,000
1967 1,538,435
1966 1,200,000
1965 1,100,000
1964 1,008,889
1963 824,000
1962 744,000
1961 643,153
1960 516,000
1959 399,453
1958 328,000
1957 224,000
1956 133,061
1955 97,000
1954 23,000
1953 855,726
1952 726,639
1951 709,249
1950
1949
1948 628,840
1947 529,163
1946 367,946
1945 302,459
1944 269,561
1943 230,878
1942 143,509
1941 106,047
1940 99,775
1939 71,224
1938 43,739
1937 40,920
1936 36,856
1935 34,336
1934 30,823
1933 29,562
1932 29,132
1931
1930 23,186
1929
1928 23,969
1927 20,190
1926 00,001
 

Rolex Clasp Codes

Bracelet CodeYear
A or VA1976
B or VB1977
C or VC1978
D or VD1979
E or VE1980
F or VF1981
G1982
H1983
I1984
J1985
K1986
L1987
M1988
N1989
O1990
P1991
Q1992
R1993
S1994
T or W1995
V1996
Z1997
U1998
X1999
AB2000
DE2001
DT2002
AD2003
CL2004
MA2005
OP2006
EO2007
PJ2008
LT2009
RS2010
RANDOM201+
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