1971 Rolex Date (Datejust) Vintage Mens with Silver Dial - Stainless Steel


Item No. 7100R

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. With its indexed engine turned bezel, it added a touch of extra class to Rolex's Oyster Perpetual line.

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

It is fully Rolex down to its original Oyster "rivet" bracelet date. It has its original classic and elegant silver dial with “wide boy” markers, which is untouched and mint. The case presents very nicely - it has a couple of pin pricks on the back. On the wrist the case presents as scratch-free.

Our Master Watchmaker has replaced all of the waterproofing seals with new Rolex gaskets. It continues to keep accurate time.

It has just been meticulously detailed making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

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.

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.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Model: Oyster Perpetual Date, Ref. 1501
  • Serial number: 1,799,656
  • Year sold: c. 1968
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic, Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: It presents as scratch-free with signs of polishing to the lugs. The back has a couple of pin pricks. It presents very nicely on the wrist.
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 12mm thick
  • Dial: Silver, steel “wide boy” retro styled baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, aperture for the jump date, original, mint condition
  • Hands: Original, steel batons, mint condition
  • Movement type: Rolex, 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", clasp may be later period and is Rolex, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 8.3 inches, adjustable, polished and brushed, the finish presents very nicely, and the links have significant stretch but it is very serviceable
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, 'cyclops' date magnification, mint condition
  • Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker has replaced all the waterproofing gaskets 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.
  • 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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