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Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803, with Solid Gold Rolex Buckle

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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 solid gold bracelet. This present example is fitted with a period Rolex Alligator Strap, and matching 18K Yellow Gold buckle - which is very hard to find. Furthermore, the watch features black onyx inlay indices and handset - which create a very crisp look against the clasp champagne dial - and picks up on the black gator strap. The outer track of this present example also features and outer minute scale as opposed to the far more common rail-scale which adds an additional air of refinement. All for less money than a brand-new Rolex Submariner Date - and you can say you have something in common with President Eisenhower. Hows 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.

Yellow Gold 1973 Automatic 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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