1984 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Ref. 15505 Mens Quick-Setting Gold Shell Watch - 14K Gold & Stainless Steel


Item No. 7174SH

Possessing understated elegance and clean lines this vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date watch showcases a truly classic style.

As precise as it is classic, this watch is powered by the well-regarded caliber 3035 movement, one of the mechanisms that powered Submariner, Explorer, and GMT models.

Featuring a classic gold shell case and champagne dial it possesses a very luxurious style - it has the look of a solid gold Rolex for a fraction of the cost.

Its so-called "Tropical or Hypoallergenic" case with gold shell top with original stainless steel back made it more rugged and durable, especially when worn in warm or wet climates.

We were fortunate to acquire it in all original condition. It presents very nicely on the wrist.

Its case is better than near mint with no gold wear-through. Its dial is mint with wonderfully toned luminous that perfectly matches both the hands and the gold of the dial.

It continues to keep very accurate time.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

A published example of this model can be found in Osvaldo Patrizzi's work Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches, 2001 Edition, Guido Mondani editor, Vol. 1, pg. 262.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Model: Ref. 15505, Oyster Perpetual Date
  • Case no.: 8,369,969
  • Year made: c. 1984
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K gold shell top and stainless steel
  • Case condition: Better than near mint with no gold wear-through
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 12mm thick
  • Dial: Champagne with applied gold baton indexes, luminous hour dots, outer minute track. Luminous gold "baton" hands, original and untouched, mint condition
  • Hands: Original, gold, luminous dauphines
  • Movement type: Rolex officially certified chronometer, 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: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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