1970 Rolex Date (Datejust) Classic Vintage Mens Watch with Blue Textured Dial - Stainless Steel


Item No. 6418SH

Today's offering showcases this classic Certified Pre-Owned 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.

As precise as it is classic, the watch is powered by a Rolex cal. 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.

What really stands out on this watch is the striking blue dial. It looks great against the steel case and hands.

Here are a few of its features:

  • Stainless steel Oyster case crafted from a single block of stainless steel. This process originally insured that watch was impervious to water to a depth of 100m.
  • Striking original blue textured dial
  • Officially certified chronometer movement
  • Rolex Twinlock screw down crown
  • Precision advancing "snap" date mechanism
  • Acrylic crystal with 'cyclops' lens for easy reading of the date

It is fully original original down to the dial, crown, and Rolex Oyster "rivet" bracelet date stamped 1970. It presents in very pleasing condition. It blue dial is untouched and mint. The case and bracelet presents as scratch-free.

Our Master Watchmaker has just performed a complete overhaul which consisted of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with new Rolex parts, reassembling and lubricating the movement, replacing all of the waterproofing seals with new Rolex gaskets, and extensive timing testing and regulation ($695 value).

For the finishing touch it has been meticulously detailed, making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

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

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, pg. 30.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Model: Oyster Perpetual Date, Ref. 1500
  • Serial number: 2,316,367
  • Year made: c. 1970
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic, Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Presents as scratch-free with signs of polishing
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 12mm thick
  • Dial: Blue, textured, steel baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, luminous hour dots, aperture for the jump date, original, mint condition
  • Hands: Replacements, steel luminous batons
  • Movement type: Rolex automatic, cal.1570, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, mono metallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring
  • Jewels: 26 rubies
  • Band: Original, Rolex Oyster "rivet" bracelet, stainless steel, dated stamped 1970, designed to fit a wrist up to approx. 7 adjustable, very pleasing condition - presents as scratch-free with slight stretch
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, 'cyclops' date magnification, mint condition
  • Serviced: Yes, fully serviced by our Master Watchmaker ($695 value). 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 on a state-of-the-art computerized Microset III watch system, running extremely accurately. 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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