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Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803 - 'Buckley' Dial

Sale price$9,850.00 USD

When the Day-Date was released in 1956, it was the only complicated Rolex for sale. Hard to believe, but after numerous References and attempts to capture the market with more complicated timepieces, it seemed like buyers were not particularly fond of Rolex’s previous attempts at complicated wristwatches. All of that changed when President Dwight D. Eisenhower was spotted wearing on Rolex in particular: a Day-Date. The model has since become known worldwide as ‘The President’ and as symbol of success and prestige.

The Day-Date was available for many years on a matching solid gold bracelet (called a 'President' bracelet), but also on a leather strap like the example that we have here. 

This Reference 1803 dates to circa 1976 and remains in superb overall condition, with a super thick, unpolished case, a matching 'fluted' bezel, and an beautifully well-preserved gold 'Buckley' dial with a matching handset. This piece also possesses an not commonly seen German day wheel.

Though not for everyone, we think its a looker!

Yellow Gold 1976 Unpolished Dress

"As collectors themselves, Oliver and Clarke are on a mission to make buying vintage watches as painless as possible."

"The company focuses on good prices for its pieces, elite customer service and full transparency."

"The appointment-only space is inviting, with comfortable seating areas and exposed brick walls."

From Rolex & Patek Philippe, to Cartier & Audemars Piguet. As collectors first, we love the small details that separate the Submariner from Daytona and Calatrava from Royal Oak. This is why you'll find our curated assortment spans decades of generations of models and brands. We believe that watches don't just tell time, they tell history - and life is too short to wear a boring watch.

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