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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ref 1500 Black Gilt Dial circa 1964

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Man’s vintage Rolex stainless steel Oyster Perpetual Date ref 1500 serial # 1.1 million circa 1964 with original gloss black gilt dial. Featuring 34mm diameter case with smooth bezel and acrylic crystal and distinctive original gloss black dial with gilt printing, applied tapered indexes and tapered dauphine hands. Powered by self winding caliber 1560 movement with sweep seconds and date. Shown on a distressed leather strap with complements and accentuates the rich vintage appearance of this fine example. Recently serviced by one of our veteran watchmakers and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation.

So called gilt dials found on early sport models circa 1957 to 1966 such as the GMT, Submariner and Explorer 1 are extremely sought after and add many thousands of dollars in value over their later matte dial versions. Such dials are occasionally found on Airking, Datejust, Oyster Date or Oyster Perpetual Date models like the current example and are often overlooked. The distinctive feature is the silver or gold “guilded” characteristic of the printing, rather than the more typical shiny silver or white printing found on later models. The current example is a very rich example of the gilt dial era.

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Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Oyster Perpetual Date

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

1500

Case Serial #

1.1 million

Circa

1964

Case mm

34mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

Smooth

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

signed Rolex crown

Dial & Hands

original black gilt dial, tapered dauphine hands

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

1560

Date Function

yes

Movement Serial#

n/a

Strap / Bracelet

distressed leather vintage style

Strap / Bracelet Size

19mm

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

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