Rolex ref 18038 “Dirty Day Date” 18K YG circa 1990


A remarkable example Rolex 18K YG Day Date President ref 18038 E1 serial# circa 1989 featuring a 36mm diameter case with smooth bezel, sapphire crystal, and richly patina’d “smokey” dial. The original, once champagne color dial,  has now turned a remarkable mottled gold, smokey, and chocoloate tone throughout. Paired with a distressed leather strap with subtly contrasting beveled edges, makes for a great looking and distinctive and sporty, “tropical” President. We are poking fun at ourselves by calling this our ‘dirty day date,” but make no mistake, this is a great looking and distinctive look with an obvious nod to the tropical, color change sport models that have captured everyone’s attention.

Powered by self winding calibre 3155 movement with sweep seconds, day of the week, and quick set date. Just serviced and detailed and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.  A great looking vintage President model for a man or oversized for a woman.

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