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.
As precise as it is classic, the watch is powered by a caliber 1570 mechanism that powered many early models of the Submariner, Explorer, and GMT models. A superior mechanism, it offers a level of engineering and craftsmanship that is exceptional.
This watch has one of the very early hacking 1570's. Rolex upgraded the movement with a hack mechanism in 1972, and this watch, which has a bracelet stamped February of 1972, has a hacking movement in it.
It is fully Rolex down to its original Oyster "rivet" bracelet date stamped stamped February of 1972. It has its original classic and elegant brushed silver dial, which is untouched and just short of perfect mint.
On the wrist the case presents as scratch-free.
Its automatic Rolex movement has just received a complete overhaul from a Master Watchmaker at a wholesale cost to us of $500 which consisted of fully disassembling the 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.
It is keeping very accurate time.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Oyster Perpetual Date, Ref. 1500
Serial number: 2,589,413
Year sold: c. 1972
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic, Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: It presents as scratch-free on the wrist. It shows signs of polishing and has one mark and one hairline on the case back.
Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 12mm thick
Dial: Brushed silver, steel baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, luminous hour dots, aperture for the jump date, original, just short of perfect mint condition
Hands: Steel luminous batons, mint condition
Movement type: Rolex automatic, cal. 1570/1575, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring
Jewels: 26 rubies
Band: Original, Rolex Oyster "rivet", date stamped 1972, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 7.8 inches, adjustable, polished and brushed, the finish presents as mint, and the band has moderate stretch.
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, 'cyclops' date magnification, mint condition
Serviced: Yes, fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker at a wholesale cost to us of $500.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Keeping very accurate time.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate (We have Rolex boxes 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.