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Rolex Day Date ref 1803 18K YG circa 1960

$14,000.00

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 We are big fans of these models when they include all the mentioned above characteristics and have not been replaced by more contemporary parts.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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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+