1985 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Ref. 15000 Vintage Mens Quick-Set Buckley Dial Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 7841

Today's offering proudly showcases this impressive Certified Pre-Owned mens Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date with quick-setting date in gorgeous original condition - on the wrist it presents virtually like a new Rolex.

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 the same automatic Rolex cal. 3035 mechanism that powered several of the desirable transitional sports models, like the Submariner and triple six Sea-Dweller models.

A superior mechanism that was Rolex's first high-beat movement to beat 28,800 times per hour, it offers a level of engineering and craftsmanship that is exceptional. This new movement allowed for even greater levels of accuracy as it ticked eight times per second.

The movement also had another innovative feature for a Rolex - a date that could be quickset. This allowed the wearer to change the date on their watch simply by pulling out the winding crown to the second position and turning counter clockwise, only needing one and a half rotations to advance each day. It did away with the tedious process of having to wind the hour hand through a full 24-hour cycle for every day the wearer wanted to advance it.

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.
White Roman so-called "Buckley" dial with both numerals and applied baton indices
Caliber 3035 Officially certified chronometer automatic movement
Rolex Twinlock screw down crown
Quick-setting date for rapid calendar advancement
Acrylic crystal with 'cyclops' lens for easy reading of the date

It has all of its original parts down to the dial, hands and winding crown. Our photos couldn't do it justice.

Its case presents as mint. Its original and untouched dial is mint with luminous that perfectly matches the hands.

A Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, replacing all of the waterproofing seals with new Rolex gaskets, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $595 value).

It continues to keep time on par with a brand new Rolex in our tested position. Photos of the inside available upon request.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new calfskin leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

We also have two fine quality aftermarket bracelets available for purchase so you can choose which look you prefer or switch between them depending on how you feel. One is done in a Rolex Presidential style and one is done in a Rolex Oyster style. Both have heavy solid link designs and are adjustable and brand new. Please see the sample photos in the listing.

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

The pictures are of the actual watch for sale. We offer shipping the next business day to over 100 countries. In addition, we offer a 30 day no hassle money back guarantee if you don't absolutely love it so there's no risk to you!

You have many stores to choose from - thank you so much for choosing Connoisseur of Time, known for offering only the highest-grade fine watches like Rolex and Cartier with exceptional service for over 14 years.

100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price. Simply notify us and send it back anytime within 30 days after it has been received. Our goal is to exceed your expectations throughout the buying experience. View our feedback and shop with confidence.

A five decade old Rolex that presents like new on the wrist!

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.

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Maker: Rolex
  • Model: Oyster Perpetual Date, Ref. 15000
  • Serial no.: 8,828,251
  • Year made: c. 1985
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic, Date
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Presents as mint with only very light signs of previous polishing
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter (excluding the crown by 42mm long lug tip to tip)
  • Dial: White Roman, luminous dots, outer minute/second division, aperture for the date, original, mint condition
  • Hands: Original, steel, 'batons' with luminous
  • Movement type: Cal. 3035, rhodium-plated, 27 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism 
  • Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with aftermarket Rolex style buckle. We also have two fine quality aftermarket bracelets available for purchase. One is done in a Rolex Presidential style and one is done is a Rolex Oyster style. Both have heavy solid link designs and are adjustable and brand new. Please inquire if you would like photos.
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, 'cyclops' date lens, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker making it ready for immediate enjoyment ($595 value).
  • Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It continues to keep time on par with a brand new Rolex in our tested position.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details. 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. Rolex does not accept for servicing watches that have aftermarket upgrades.
  • 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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