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Rolex Datejust ref 17000 Oyster Quartz Mk 1 circa 1978


Rolex stainless steel Datejust Oyster Quartz ref 17000 serial # 5.6 million circa 1978. Featuring a 36mm diameter case with smooth bezel, sapphire crystal, and original Mk 1 silver dial signed Oysterquartz with applied silver indexes and silver baton hands. Powered by calibre 5035 Rolex made quartz movement. On Rolex stainless steel integral flat link oyster quartz bracelet with deployment clasp.

Scarce first generation Mk 1 model as indicated by the Rolex Datejust/Oysterquartz dial designation versus the later Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust/Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified. In very sharp unpolished condition showing only fine surface abrasions from use. In excellent operating condition and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

Your purchase includes signature fine Italian leather watch travel pouches, a $55 value!

Background on the Rolex Oysterquartz:  The Oyster Quartz movement was introduced by Rolex during the “quartz revolution” of the late 1970’s to compete with the burgeoning Japanese market in quartz movements. Rolex produced their own high quality movement, and outfitted the watch in a much more modernist design and more geometric formed Oyster case. The OysterQuartz was produced in the Datejust version in steel and steel and gold combo, and in white gold or yellow gold in the DayDate version. With it’s larger and more geometric design, the Oysterquartz case and bracelet design has become a very popular alternative to the traditional rounded design Datejust model.



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