Today's offering showcases this superior original example of a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date model encased in stainless steel. Essentially a Datejust with a slightly smaller diameter (34mm instead of the Datejust's 36mm) it features clean lines and a sharp look and embodies Rolex's timeless class.
It is an R serial late vintage model with quick-setting date.
It is fully Rolex down to the original hands and crown. It has its very classic silver dial with baton markers and hands, which is untouched and mint.
The only visible wear on the wrist are the remnants of pin prick marks on the case back bezel, which could be polished out if desired. Our photos couldn't its condition justice.
Its original Rolex Oyster bracelet presents as just short of mint with light signs polishing and no stretch.
Accompanying it are original Rolex booklets and papers for an R serial number watch that show a different model/serial number.
Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling its automatic movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, replacing all of the waterproofing seals with new Rolex gaskets, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $645 value).
It continues to keep time nearly on par with a new Rolex in all five testing positions. Included with the purchase is a full one-year international warranty, a Certificate of Authenticity, a new timing certificate attesting to its performance, and the Rolex booklets.
Note: A published example of this model can be found in Osvaldo Patrizzi's work Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches, 2001 Edition, Guido Mondani editor, Vol. 2, pp. 392-393.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Oyster Perpetual Date, Ref. 15000
Serial number: R287,194
Year made: c. 1988
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: It presents mint on the wrist with light signs of polishing. It has light remnants of pin prick marks on the case back from the bracelet bumping against it that could be polished off with deeper polishing.
Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 42mm long lug tip to tip, 12mm thick
Dial: Silver, steel baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, luminous hour dots, aperture for the jump date, original, mint condition
Hands: Original, steel luminous batons, mint condition
Movement type: Rolex cal. 3035, rhodium-plated, 27 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism
Jewels: 27 rubies
Band: Original, Rolex Oyster, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. just under 8 inches, adjustable, polished and brushed, presents as just short of mint with light polishing and no stretch. Please inquire if you need additional links
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, 'cyclops' date magnification, mint condition
Serviced: Yes, fully serviced by our Master Watchmaker. All waterproofing gaskets replaced with new Rolex seals. If you would like more information on our watchmaking team please visit: http://www.connoisseuroftime.com/pages/team.htm
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Keeping time nearly on par with a new Rolex in five testing positions. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. ease email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Original Rolex booklets; Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate; papers for an R serial number watch show a different model/serial number. (We have Rolex boxes in stock available for purchase to pair with it if you would like).
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.