Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date - 1974

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date - 1974

What looks like a Datejust, works like a Datejust, and wears like a Datejust...but isn't a Datejust?  Why, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date, of course!

Featuring the same iconic Oyster Case design, three-hand plus date functionality, and build quality you'd expect to come out of Rolex, the only major noteworthy difference between the two models is approximately 2 measly millimeters.  Yep, you heard it - the Reference 1500 Oyster Perpetual Date is just a smidge smaller than its Datejust siblings, and has the same great looks.  In the past we have gone on and on about the absolute perfection that is the Datejust in the past, and the Oyster Perpetual Date is worthy of all the same praise.  It may very well be the only watch you'd ever need.

Perfect for ladies and smaller-wristed gents, this particular Oyster Perpetual Date features a blue sunburst dial with gold hour markers, hands, and date wheel - an uncommon color combination that really pops!  While the dial shows some light wear and a light scratch from a previous servicing, it comes fitted with a much newer Oyster Bracelet and has just been treated to a full service.  Whether you're looking for a daily wearer or a special occasions-only dress piece, you can't go wrong with this combination, or for that matter, price!


Stainless Steel case is approximately 34.5 mm (Excluding Crown).  Rolex Reference 1500.  Circa 1974.

Overall Condition: The original Rolex oyster case is in excellent original condition with a few very faint wear marks.   The lugs have not been overpolished and are incredibly sharp!.  Original blue dial with applied gold markers shows some signs of aging and light patination.  Scratch is visible just above "Superlative Chronometer" text at 6:00.  Original gold hands show matching condition with signs of light corrosion consistent with age. Original signed Rolex crown.

Includes later genuine Rolex 19mm Oyster bracelet (reference 78350) with 11 links and #557 end links. 

*Upon request, we can supply a replacement dial and/or handset of your choice for a nominal additional charge.

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