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Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust Ref. 17013

$5,295

Preowned 36mm Stainless Steel and 18K Yellow Gold Oysterquartz on bracelet, Ref. 17013

When quartz was introduced to the watch world, it threatened to completely overtake mechanical watch production.  Rolex responded with the Oysterdate model in 1977, which included an in-house quartz caliber 5035.  This Oysterquartz very closely resembles the classic Rolex Datejust with a traditional fluted bezel, two-tone finish, waterproof case, and dial topped with a jump date at the 3-hour marker. Thankfully, mechanical watch-making survived and even thrives today, making this Rolex quartz a somewhat rare watch.  This quartz movement still offers the accuracy of quartz while maintaining the beauty of a Rolex watch, however it does not pass our pressure testing.  This means it is still perfect for work and leisure, provided you remove it before jumping into the pool.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel, 18k Yellow Gold

Bezel

Fluted, 18k Yellow Gold

Box and Papers

No Box | No Papers

Band Type

Bracelet

Brand

Rolex

Caliber

5035

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

36mm

Caseback

Solid

Complication

Date

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Champagne

Movement

Quartz

Warranty

2-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0004615
Model #17013
Model NameOysterQuartz
Year Producedca 1980
Serial Number64XXXXX

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 its success.