This is a 1962 vintage Rolex DAY-DATE / Ref. 1803 / Solid 18kt yellow gold Oyster water resistant case 36mm diameter / Rolex clasp with a brown alligator strap.
Gold dial in perfect condition, rare to find / Early sword-shaped hands and wedge-shaped indexes / Six- and nine-point indexes highlighted in the shape of an axe / The luminescence on the dial has oxidised to a fascinating golden colour
It is equipped with a self-winding 25-diamond caliber 1555, which is not as mechanical as today’s Rolex movements, and has the unique character of that era.
The Oyster case in yellow gold has a sturdy profile, the triangle on the bezel in yellow gold is gleaming, and the handle is part of the classic image of the Rolex Oyster.
The inside of the caseback is marked from top to bottom with the Rolex logo, the central black marker with information on previous servicing, the case with the maker’s key and the 18-carat gold and the Queen’s Head marker in 18-carat gold, and the model number 1803.
Throughout the generations of fake rolex Day-Date watches, I’ve been particularly fond of the 1803, the model that established the Rolex Day-Date collection, spanning the 1960s to the early 1970s, the golden age of the mechanical wristwatch, and I hope you’ll enjoy it too.