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Rolex Day-Date ‘President’ Ref. 1803


Vintage Rolex 36mm Day-Date ‘President’ White Buckley Dial, Brown Leather Strap, Ref. 1803

The Rolex Day-Date ‘President’ watch holds a prominent place in the brand’s history and is renowned for its iconic design and luxurious appeal. Introduced in 1956, the Day-Date quickly gained recognition as the first wristwatch to display both the date and the day of the week spelled out in full. Its nickname “President” stemmed from its association with influential world leaders and notable figures who were often seen wearing the watch. Over the years, the Day-Date ‘President’ has become a symbol of prestige, craftsmanship, and timeless elegance, solidifying its position as one of Rolex’s most celebrated and sought-after timepieces.

Circa 1971, this exquisite Vintage Rolex Day-Date ‘President’ 1803 boasts a 36mm 18k yellow gold case and a matching fluted bezel, exuding opulence in every detail. Its acrylic crystal preserves its classic allure while protecting the iconic and excellent condition white Buckley dial that is adorned with commanding Roman numeral hour markers. The functional date and day-of-the-week reference add practicality to its elegance. Powered by a self-winding 1556 caliber movement, this vintage treasure marries precision with luxury. Completing the ensemble is a light brown leather strap that embraces your wrist in comfort and style. Remarkably, the watch comes with its original Chronometer paper attestation.  Elevate your presence with this remarkable Rolex ‘President’ – a testament to enduring taste and refinement.

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Additional information

Band Color


Band Material


Band Type



Fluted, 18k Yellow Gold

Box and Papers






Case Material

18k Yellow Gold

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Date, Day


Screw Down

Crystal Material


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35mm – 39mm


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Item ID0006255
Model #1803
Model NameDay-Date 'President'
Year Producedca. 1971
Serial Number2XXXXXX


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.