1972 Rolex Date (Datejust) Mens Watch with Monochrome Design - Stainless Steel


Item No. 5443SH

Today's offering showcases this classic 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 silver dial it has a cool original monochromatic style.

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.

Here is a little more about it:

  • 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.
  • Cool silver monochrome 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
  • Later period Rolex Oyster bracelet

It has been professionally serviced and the dial has been professionally re-restored. The caliber 1570 movement looks near pristine. Overall it presents in gorgeous condition, freshly expertly polished. Our photos couldn't do it justice.

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

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: 1,985,162
  • Year made: Case made fourth quarter of 1968
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic, Waterproof, Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: It presents as scratch-free on the wrist. It shows signs of polishing. Very light remnants of wear to the case back.
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 12mm thick
  • Dial: Silver, steel baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, luminous hour dots, aperture for the jump date, professionally restored
  • Hands: Original, steel luminous batons, luminous has toned (it could be re-lumed if you would like. Please inquire).
  • Movement type: Rolex automatic, cal. 1570, 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: Later period, Rolex Oyster, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. just over 7.5 inches, adjustable, polished and brushed, the finish presents as mint, and the band has very little stretch. Please inquire if you need additional links.
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, 'cyclops' date magnification, mint condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly serviced.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity (We have Rolex boxes in stock 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.

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


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