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Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803 - White Gold President


Straight Facts

When the Day-Date was released in 1956, it was the only complicated Rolex for sale. Hard to believe, but people didn’t want Rolex’s previous attempts at complicated wristwatches. All of that changed when President Dwight D. Eisenhower was spotted wearing the Rolex, and the watch became known as ‘The President’. An internationally known symbol of success and prestige, the Rolex Day-Date was available for many years on a strap or matching bracelet.

However, this is no ordinary ‘President’

The Day-Date has only ever been made in precious metals, and white gold is not only one of the stealthier ways to do a solid-gold Rolex, but it’s also one of the rarest. While the case is identical to any 36mm Day-Date the white gold adds an understated stealth-wealth level to this piece. The watch has an ‘if you know, you know’ element to it - even though the casual observer may think it’s made of stainless steel.

Fitted to a matching 18K White Gold presidential bracelet, and finished with a silver pie-pan dial, this 1960s 1803 is truly eye catching. The dial condition is excellent with fully intact lume plots and perfectly matching handset. The lume has aged to a bright cream color, which is exactly what we like to see! The bracelet is in good overall condition, and the case is well preserved with no signs of previous polishing. These watches represent an incredible value over a brand new 36mm Day-Date - and you can say you have something in common with President Eisenhower. How’s that for bragging rights?

*Some marks or spots on the dial are reflections or dust on the crystal and are due to high intensity strobe lighting used while photographing. They are not actually on the watch or visible in natural lighting.

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