1970's Rolex Date Datejust 34mm Mens Watch - 14K Gold & Stainless Steel


Item No. HH01

Possessing understated elegance and clean lines the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date showcases a true classic style. Is it essentially a Datejust model with a slightly smaller diameter (34mm compared to 36mm).

As precise as it is classic, our watch is powered by the renowned Caliber 1570 movement, the mechanism that powered certain Datejust models as well as models of the Submariner, Explorer, and GMT.

This "Tropical" or "Hypoallergenic" watch features a gold shell top with original stainless steel back. It's appropriate for those with sensitive skin or for warmer climates and still looks like a solid gold Rolex for a fraction of the price!

It is original, and the blue dial is in near mint condition. (The dial finish came out in the photos looking speckled. It actually is a beautiful and even blue that is the same tone across the whole dial).

Included with the purchase is a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

A published example of a 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: Reference 1550, Oyster Perpetual Date
  • Year made: c. 1970's
  • Serial number: 5,490,572
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K gold top and stainless steel
  • Case condition: Near mint
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 12mm thick
  • Dial: Blue with applied gold baton indexes, luminous hour dots, outer minute track. Original, near mint condition. Finish itself is even and mint and there's a light loss of the finish on the edges.
  • Hands: Original, gold, luminous batons
  • Movement type: Officially certified chronometer, Cal. 1570, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, mono metallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring
  • Jewels: 26 rubies
  • Band: Original, gold-filled, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 7 3/4 inches, very good condition with slight gold wear to the underside
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, Cyclops date magnifier, mint condition
  • Timed and tested: Yes, keeping time within approx. 30 seconds a day.
  • Warranty: None offered - selling as-is.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
  • 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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