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Rolex Date Ref. 1500

$4,450

Pre-Owned Rolex 34mm Oyster Date, Leather Strap Ref. 1500

Rolex’s Date was introduced in 1950, five years after the better known Datejust that was launched for the 40th anniversary of Rolex.  Practically the same as a Datejust, the Date 1500 is a slightly smaller 34mm, which may make it an attractive option for slimmer wrists.  The Date models were produced with a wide variety of dial types.  The watch presented here has an unusual dial with its long index markers.  The white sunburst dial is also in excellent condition, with its tritium lume is excellent shape. Although robust, the caliber 1575 in this circa 1975 model did not yet have a quickset date.  In addition, this reference 1500 uses an acrylic crystal and it is the last generation of the watch to all have lug holes on the case.  The fact that this is a lesser know Rolex with features no longer produced, it makes for an especially interesting and charmingly nostalgic piece.

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Additional information

Band Material

Leather

Band Type

Strap

Bezel

18k Yellow Gold

Box and Papers

No Box | No Papers

Brand

Rolex

Caliber

1575

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

34mm

Caseback

Solid

Complication

Date

Crown

Screw Down

Crystal Material

Acrylic

Dial Color

White

Movement

Automatic

Warranty

1-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0006794
Model #1500
Model NameDate
Year Producedca 1975
Serial Number362XXXX

Description

Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.