Possessing understated elegance and clean lines this vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date watch showcases a truly classic style.
As precise as it is classic, this watch is powered by the well-regarded caliber 3035 movement, one of the mechanisms that powered Submariner, Explorer, and GMT models.
Featuring a classic gold shell case and champagne dial it possesses a very luxurious style - it has the look of a solid gold Rolex for a fraction of the cost.
Its so-called "Tropical or Hypoallergenic" case with gold shell top with original stainless steel back made it more rugged and durable, especially when worn in warm or wet climates.
We were fortunate to acquire it in all-original condition from its original owner who had had it for 35 years.
What makes this one even more special is that it still has its original papers from 1985, its booklet and booklets holder, and both its original inner and outer boxes in very good condition, a true complete papers set!
Its case is better than near mint with no gold wearthrough. Its dial is just short of mint with wonderfully toned luminous that perfectly matches both the hands and the gold of the dial.
Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing several overly worn components with genuine Rolex replacements, reassembling and lubricating the movement, replacing all of the waterproofing seals with new Rolex gaskets, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $795 value).
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
A published example of this model can be found in Osvaldo Patrizzi's work Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches, 2001 Edition, Guido Mondani editor, Vol. 1, pg. 262.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Ref. 15505, Oyster Perpetual Date
Case no.: 8,118,579
Year sold: 1985
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 14K gold shell top and stainless steel
Case condition: Better than near mint with no gold wearthrough
Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 12mm thick
Dial: Champagne with applied gold baton indexes, luminous hour dots, outer minute track. Luminous gold "baton" hands, original and untouched, just short of mint condition
Hands: Original, gold, luminous dauphines
Movement type: Rolex officially certified chronometer, 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
Jewels: 27 rubies
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal: Acrylic, mint condition
Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing several overly worn components with genuine Rolex replacements, reassembling and lubricating the movement, replacing all of the waterproofing seals with new Rolex gaskets, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $795 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: Yes, a complete set BOX - Both inner and outer original boxes in very good condition PAPERS - Original sales certificate / guarantee from 1984 and original booklet; New Connoisseur of Time 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.