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Rolex Day-Date ‘President’ Ref. 1803


Vintage Rolex Day-Date ‘President’ Champagne Dial, President Bracelet, Ref. 1803

The Rolex President is the epitome of a Rolex watch and what many people think of when they envision Rolex.  It wasn’t originally named the President, but only earned that name after being worn by several U.S. presidents. The Day-Date is a very legible and useful timekeeper, that just so happens to also be a spectacular piece of watchmaking. This 1803 reference features the classic champagne dial with stick hour markers. Attached is the iconic President bracelet in 18k yellow gold, with a folding clasp. The watch is in excellent condition for having just celebrated its 50th birthday. Unlike fashion trends that can change with a gust of wind, this iconic design will never go out of style.

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Additional information

Band Material

18k Yellow Gold

Band Type

President Bracelet


Fluted, 18k Yellow Gold

Box and Papers

No Box | No Papers





Case Material

18k Yellow Gold

Case Size





Date, Day


Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





35mm – 39mm


2-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0005919
Model #1803
Model NameDay-Date
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 so as to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to its relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was rapidly followed by 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, 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 achieve what was never before been achieved 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 its success.