1973 Rolex Date (Datejust) Vintage Mens Watch with Silver Dial - Stainless Steel


Item No. 6268

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 (35mm 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 caliber 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.

It is fully Rolex down to its Oyster "crimped link" bracelet, which presents on the wrist in beautiful condition. It has its original classic and elegant silver dial, which is untouched and just short of perfect mint.

On the wrist the case presents as scratch-free. The luminous has toned on the dial and hands and perfectly matches.

Our watchmaker has just disassembled the watch down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it and replaced all of the waterproofing seals with new genuine Rolex gaskets. It is keeping very accurate time.

For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it 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: 3,372,807
  • Year sold: c. 1973
  • 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. It presents very nicely on the wrist.
  • Dimensions: 35mm diameter, 42mm long lug tip to tip, 12mm thick
  • Dial: Silver, steel baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, luminous hour dots, aperture for the jump date, original, just short of mint condition
  • Hands: Steel luminous batons, original
  • Movement type: Rolex automatic, cal. 1570/1575, 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: Rolex Oyster "rivet", sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 7.6 inches, adjustable, polished and brushed, the finish presents as mint, and the band only has mild stretch and a few spots of wear underneath - it is very nice
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, 'cyclops' date magnification, mint condition
  • Serviced: Yes, our watchmaker has just disassembled the watch down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it and replaced all of the waterproofing seals with new genuine Rolex gaskets.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Keeping very accurate time.
  • 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 (We have Rolex boxes 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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