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Rolex Day-Date in Yellow Gold ref 1803 Linen Dial 1974 on President bracelet

Rolex Day-Date in Yellow Gold ref 1803 Linen Dial 1974 on President bracelet

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Maker: Rolex
Model: Day-Date
Reference: 1803
Year: 1974
Material: 18k Yellow Gold
Dimensions: 36 mm diameter, 12.5mm thickness
Case Serial: 3666712
Lug width: 20mm
Lume: Yes, tritium
Crystal: Plexiglass
Caliber: Caliber 1556 automatic-winding movement
Service History: February 2022, running at +8.3 seconds per day
Bracelet/Strap: 18k Gold Rolex President Bracelet
Box/Papers: Rolex Box (not original to the watch)

There is no question that the Rolex Day-Date is one of the most iconic watches ever produced by any watch brand. Even to those who don’t know anything about watches, the Day-Date is something that is instantly recognisable. First released in 1956, the vintage reference that is the most well known is the model we have on offer here, the Ref. 1803. Since its introduction, the Day-Date quickly became Rolex's top of the line model, thus cementing itself as one of the most revered luxury watches and later, becoming known as ‘the President’. Rolex made many Day-Dates in all sorts of variations with different precious metals and dial configuration. This example features a gold linen dial. The texture is quite amazing and reflects light very well, adding an extra shine to the gold. Paired with the classic early President bracelet, it is distinguished by its non-invisible old-style clasp and really completes the Day-Date look.

Overall, this Rolex Day Date 1803 is in excellent condition. As can be estimated from the case serial, the watch was produced sometime in 1974. The 18k yellow gold case is very well preserved and still has thick and sharp lugs. The linen dial is in great condition with no tarnishing or blemishes on the dial. All lume plots remain in tact and the creamy patina matches the hands. The dial, case, crown, movement, and bracelet are all signed by Rolex. The hallmarks on the case are well defined and legible, as are the hallmarks on the bracelet and the inside of the caseback. The bracelet is in good condition with just a slight stretch between the links and some light scratches. The Rolex logo on the clasp is sharp too. The clasp is stamped "1/69" indicating it was manufactured during the 1st quarter of 1969. As such, it is likely that the bracelet is not original to the watch although it is made in the same time period. The bracelet can fit up to a wrist size of 175mm/6.9inch.

The watch was recently serviced by our watchmaker in February 2022 and is currently running at +8.3 seconds per day. The watch comes with a 3 month movement warranty from us. 

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