Rolex Day-Date 1803 WG Linen Dial
Payment method : Credit Card or Bank Transfer
Model: Oyster Perpetual Day-Date
Year: Circa 1972
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.The
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.
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.
[About Leather Strap]
Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator/Lizard leather overseas.
We will replace the strap with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.
Or we will send the watch without strap if we don't have stocks of them.
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.
Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)
We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.
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We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.
1.Can I reserve it?
-Since it is also sold on the web, it cannot be reserved.
2.Can you adjust the bracelet?
-If you fill in the approximate arm circumference when ordering, we will send it after adjustment.
(*Riveted bracelets and folded link bracelets require some time to be adjusted by a repair craftsman.)
3. How long does it take for "delivery after complete service?
-Please consider it to be about 1 month from the date of your order.
(*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of our watchmaker and the degree of congestion.)
4.Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
-If we cannot confirm the payment within 2 days after placing the order, the order will be canceled.
5.Can I order by cash on delivery?
- Due to the nature of the product, we do not accept it.
Our stance is that "customers can use good products with peace of mind for a long time."
In order to achieve this, the presence of a skilled repair craftsman is essential.
How well the work is done depends largely on the thoughts of the craftsman.
The watchmakers who Arbitro asks are craftsmen who do not cut corners in such areas, so we ask them to carry out the repair work with peace of mind.
About Complete Service
Complete service, sometime called overhaul is the work of disassembling a mechanical product down to its individual parts, cleaning and reassembling it to bring it closer to its new state of performance.
Roughly speaking, the overhaul procedure is as follows.
1. Separate into case and movement
2. Disassemble the movement
3. Inspection and pre-cleaning of wear condition of each part
4. Wash parts with a special machine
5. Lubrication and assembly
6. Waterproof test
7. Final adjustment and running test.
Some movements are made up of hundreds of parts, but it is a very meticulous process of disassembling them one by one, inspecting them all, cleaning them, and reassembling them.
If you don't overhaul, the oil will deteriorate just like a car, and the risk of wear and damage to parts increases, causing a decrease in accuracy and, in severe cases, not working.
There is also the reason that it will be very expensive to replace parts after they are found to be damaged, so we recommend overhauling once every 2-3 years for economical and long-term use.
Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has rounded corners that were originally sharp, and has many small scratches even though the mirror finish should be beautiful. state.
At Arbitro, some watches are sold with a new finish, based on the idea that you can purchase them in beautiful condition and use them for a long time.
In particular, gold-cased dress watches are finished to bring out the best of the precious metal case.
The watches sold by us that have been given a new finish are shot in very high definition, so you can see that the edges stand out and the light is reflected by the mirror finish.
Also, depending on the case or bracelet, there are cases where multiple finishes such as mirror finish and hairline finish are mixed, but there are not many craftsmen who can distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.
In addition, the “thinness of the case” is also a part that is greatly influenced by the skill of the craftsman.
A watch that has become thinner and has thinner lugs is far from its original design, and the appearance becomes unbalanced.
It is a very precise work that brings the case closer to the original finish by eliminating scratches and dents while reducing the thickness of the case to the utmost limit.
Of course, there are cases where it is better to use the watch as it is, in order to emphasize the history of the watch and its original condition.
We look at each watch and judge whether it is best to finish it before selling it.