Rolex Day Date ref 1803 18K YG circa 1960


An attractive early Rolex 18K yellow gold Day Date ref 1803, serial #640,xxx circa 1960. Featuring a 36mm yellow gold case with fine milled bezel and acrylic non cyclops crystal. With original champagne pie pan dial signed SWISS with distinctive applied, faceted, and pointed indexes and alpha hands with the original tritium lume hands.

Powered by self winding calibre 1555 movement with sweep seconds and non quick set date. Shown with later 18K YG after market 18K YG Presidential style bracelet with open clasp. Recently fully serviced and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. A great looking and super condition example very early vintage Day Date President

Early Day Date models such as this example feature several subtle but important characteristics that distinguish these models from the more familiar and frankly more plentiful later production models. The distinctive shaped and faceted app[lied dial markers, the tapered alpha style gold hands, and the finely milled bezel, and the very small font print found on these early models are important distinguishing characteristics  and account for a special vintage character to these models. We are big fans of these models when they include all the mentioned above characteristics and have not been replaced by more contemporary parts.

NOTE 1: The high resolution photos emphasize the “age spotting” of the dial, but in person and on the wrist, the dial is quite pleasing, albeit imperfect!

Note 2: The bracelet shown is a non Rolex after market 18K YG Presidential style bracelet with open clasp. The watch can also be offered on strap in lieu of this bracelet at a lower price. Another option is to offer this watch with an aftermarket non cyclops crystal for a cleaner appearance without the date magnifier.

.Your watch purchase will arrive in our fine glazed leather WBAW? watch pouch. Great for travel or storage. A $55 value! See photo.


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