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Rolex Day-Date ‘President’ Ref. 1803


Pre-Owned Rolex 36mm Day-Date, Silver Dial, President Bracelet, Ref. 1803

Any Rolex Day-Date is a special watch, as it is often a recognition of personal achievement and success. Offered only in 18K gold or platinum and fitted with the special President style bracelet, they stand out, even amongst an already highly recognized brand.

The Day-Date was originally released in 1956 and the reference 1803 arrived two years later when Rolex upgraded the movements in the Day-Date; the 1803 continued in production for twenty years. While the Day-Date stands out, this reference 1803 is particularly special as it is made entirely of 18K White gold, a not often seen material. An acrylic dial also covers a distinctive “Pie Pan” dial, something that disappeared on later references. Solid gold watches tend to be heavier than their steel counterparts, but this reference 1803 is lighter than the modern Day-Date references because it used hollow links in its President bracelet. This watch from circa 1967 is powered by a caliber 556 self-winding movement, which does not feature the quick set date that appeared in later movements. (This feature is not likely to be missed as the wearer will probably not take the watch off long enough to need to adjust the day or date.) Full of character and history, the large, applied white gold hour markers stand out attractively against the silver colored, Pie Pan dial. The sweeping seconds hand and hour and minute hands are in excellent condition and make this a highly legible, as well as attractive watch. The iconic Rolex Coronet at the top center of the dial seems the perfect capstone. While the Presidential bracelet has some stretch, it is not bad considering it dates from 1967. Named after its preference among many powerful men including American Presidents, the Day-Date has since become associated with class, power, and high-style. In white gold, it becomes more understated, but this watch is no less attractive or heart-stirring.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel, 18k White Gold


Fluted, 18k White Gold

Box and Papers

No Box | No Papers

Band Type

President Bracelet





Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size





Date, Day


Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





35mm – 39mm


1-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0005271
Model #1804
Model NameDay-Date
Year Producedca. 1967
Serial Number159XXXX


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.