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Rolex Day-Date 1803 WG Linen Dial

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Brand: ROLEX
Model: Oyster Perpetual Day-Date
Ref: 1803/9
Year: Circa 1972
Serial: 27xxxxx
Movement: Automatic Cal.1556
Case : 36mm
Material: 18K White Gold
Bracelet: Rolex 18K White Gold President Bracelet
Bracelet Length: Approximate max 18cm
Includes: Watch Only (No paper / No box)

The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker
Both case and bracelet have been polished in the service

1-year Mechanical Warranty
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

Rolex's ultimate status watch, Day-Date.

Introduced in 1956, the Day-Date was the world's first waterproof self-winding chronometer wristwatch with a date and full-spell day of the week on the dial.


case is manufactured in 18K gold or platinum only. With the only day of the week display and limited materials, it has established itself as the finest watch in Rolex.

Day-Date is sometimes called "President Watch".

Its origin began with being presented to the 34th President of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower, and its name was established by the patronage of successive presidents.

Like the

case, the gold bracelet is known as the "President Breath" and has a strong image of being a "first-class watch worn by successful and leaders."

This Ref.1803 is a 3rd generation day-date vintage model produced from the 1960s to the late 1970s.

The case is made of 18K white gold. It has a very subdued color, and at first glance it looks like stainless steel, but if you look closely, it has a different luster.

Although it is a gold watch, it does not stand out too much.

Although it is a small story, the reference is written as Ref.1803 / 9 to distinguish it from the later model Ref.18039.

"/ 9" after

1803 refers to the case material, and it is distinguished from "1803/8" for YG (yellow gold) and "1803/5" for RG (rose gold) in the same model. increase.

Also, the fact that the windshield is made of plastic can be said to be a feature of the 4-digit day-date. From the next generation, the windshield will be sapphire glass.

The dial is a silver dial with a silk finish. In English-speaking countries, it is called a linen dial. The hands and indexes are bar type.

No luminous paint is used on the hands and dial, and the major feature is that the indexes at 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock are thick.

The outer circumference of the dial has been dropped one step, and the condensed design is a vintage detail that can be seen in the Datejust of the same 1960s.

When it comes to the next generation Ref.18038, the dial will become flat, and the outer circumference will change to a railroad-like design called a railway circle. The movement equipped with

is Cal.1556, which is self-winding.

This is the machine installed in the latter model of Ref.1803. The difference from the previous model is that the frequency has changed from 18,000 vibrations to 19,800 vibrations.

Since the quick change is not installed, the day of the week and the date can be adjusted by reciprocating the feed and return of the minute hand. The same 18K white gold bracelet as the

case, commonly known as the President's Breath, is included. There is not much elongation, and the length can be up to 18 cm.

Overhauled by Airy's.

The case and bracelet have been polished during overhaul.

1 year warranty.

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