Today's offering showcases this superior original example of a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date model encased in stainless steel and 18K gold. 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, it is powered by the same mechanism that powered 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 and has a quick-setting date.
The best part of this watch is in awesome original dial! It's as nice as they come. Its classic and elegant and presents as new-old-stock. The luminous hasn't even toned. It matches the original hands perfectly. Our photos couldn't do it justice.
The case presents very nicely.
Our Master Watchmaker has replaced all of the waterproofing seals with new Rolex gaskets. Like a new Rolex it is keeping chronometer grade time in all five testing positions.
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 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.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Oyster Perpetual Date, Ref. 15053
Serial number: 9,480,901
Year sold: c. 1987
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic, Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel and 18K gold
Case condition: Presents very nicely. The bezel retains strong engine turning and shows light wear. The body and back show fairly light signs of having been polished. The back has very slight remnants of wear. It presents very nicely on the wrist.
Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 12mm thick
Dial: Silver, 18K gold applied baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, aperture for the jump date, original, perfect mint condition - the dial is as nice as they come
Hands: Original, 18K gold luminous batons, mint condition
Movement type: Rolex caliber 3035, 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: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
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. Like a new Rolex it is keeping chronometer grade time in all five testing positions.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.