Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 1018 36mm circa 1967 with Chronometer Certificate


Vintage model Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 1018 with original chronometer certificate dated 1967. With smooth bezel and acrylic crystal and very pleasing original silver satin dial with distinctive pronounced 3/6/9 silver indexes and tapered silver hands. Powered by chronometer rated calibre 1560 self winding movement with sweep seconds. Recently fully serviced, pressure tested and guaranteed, and offered on your choice of distressed or fine leather strap for a great vintage or sporty look.

While this model may resemble a 1002 Oyster Perpetual, or a 5500 Air-King, it is actually a first cousin to the 1016 Explorer 1, as it shares the same 36mm diameter case, considerably larger than the 1002 or 5500. In fact, the 1016 dial fits perfectly in this case and we have seen many examples of Explorer 1 dials and hands installed in 1018 models, trying to be passed off as 1016 Explorer 1s!!!

The current example includes the original chronometer certificate for the movement of this watch. However the original case was replaced during a Rolex service and bears the tell tale 4.4 million case serial #. The  original case serial number # 1,269,xxx appears hand written on the chronometer certificate. Still, we think a very desirable and attractive model with beautiful original dial and original aged tritium indexes and with original chronometer certificate.

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