Rolex Day-Date 18238 YG Silver Small Roman Dial
Payment method : Credit Card or Bank Transfer
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date
18K yellow gold
Black leather strap
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
The case has been polished in the service
The sapphire crystal glass has been replaced in the service
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Free Global shipping via FedEx International Priority
*Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator leather overseas.
If you purchase from overseas, the strap will be replaced with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.
The Day-Date is the ultimate status watch from Rolex.
Introduced in 1956, the Day-Date was the world's first water-resistant, self-winding chronometer wristwatch with the date and full spelling of the day on the dial.
The case was manufactured exclusively in 18K gold or platinum.
The case is manufactured exclusively in 18K gold or platinum.
It is the only Rolex watch with a day-of-week display, and by limiting the materials used, it had established itself as a top-of-the-line watch.
The Day-Date is also sometimes referred to as the "President's Watch.
The name was first given to the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and it has since become a favorite of presidents.
The bracelet, made of gold like the case, is known as the "President bracelet" and has become a watch with a strong image of "a prestigious watch worn by successful men and leaders."
The Ref. 18238 shown here is the 5th generation Day-Date model and was produced from the late 1988s to around 2000.
Compared to the previous generation Ref.18038, the thickness of the case has been reduced and the watch has changed to a sleeker appearance.
The case material is 18k yellow gold. The size is 36mm.
The dial is a slightly ivory-colored silver sunray finished dial.
It has simple bar indexes but features small Roman numerals printed on the outer minute circle.
The hands have the same bar hands as the indexes.
The dial is marked "SWISS MADE" and the luminous paint on both hands and dial are luminova, so the dial was replaced at Rolex Service Center in later years.
The movement is a self-winding Cal.3155.
The adoption of the twin bridge system has further improved stability and maintainability.
The previous model had quick-change date only, but from this model, both date and day of the week can be changed quickly.
This is a very practical and excellent feature.
Most 5-digit reference day-date watches come with a bracelet and are rarely sold as a watch only.
Because of this, the price range is more affordable, and we recommend this watch to those who are considering wearing it with a leather strap.
[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/Singapore/EU/UK bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.
Shipped via DHL Express with full value insurance.
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.
If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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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.
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