Rolex Datejust ref 1630 SS & 18K YG Automatic (Oyster Quartz Case) circa 1977


Scarce transitiional Oyster Quartz cased Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust ref# 1630 circa 1977. This is a one year only production model which utilizes the Oyster quartz case and integral bracelet, but is powered by a self winding movement. The more common quartz version of this model is the ref# 17013, while this model is the ref# 1630.

Featuring a 36mm diameter case with gold fluted bezel, sapphire crystal, and screw down case back. With original champagne dial with applied indexes and baton hands, and with sloped inner minutes track bezel, not found on the Oyster Quartz model. It is likely that this model was the prototype for the Oyster Quartz model, evidence the short production run preceding the introduction of the quartz model, the recessed dial, and the sloped inner minutes bezel which occupies the space needed for the thicker quartz movement.

Powered by self winding chronometer rated caliber 1570 movement with sweep seconds. With Rolex stainless and 18K yellow gold integral flat link Jubilee style bracelet with deployment clasp.

The case and bracelet appear to be unpolished. The angles edges are still sharp and the steel metal surfaces retain their brushed and frosty appearance. The dial is in beautiful condition with evenly patina’d tritium lume indexes and matching hands. The watch was recently serviced and in excellent operating condition. Guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

With its larger and more geometric case design, and self winding movement, the 1630 is a very popular though little known variation. This is an excellent condition example and will comfortably fit a 7 1/4 inch wrist.

Your purchase includes our signature fine leather pouch, ideal for travel and storage, a $55.00 value.



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