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Rolex Yellow Gold Datejust Blue Dial Wristwatch Ref 16238

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Rolex 18k yellow gold Datejust wristwatch, with original Rolex dial with baton indexes and sapphire crystal. Blue Dial. Original Rolex 18k buckle. Circa 1990. 18k Yellow gold 75.6 grams Tip: 43.27mm Width without crown: 36.12mm Width with crown: 37.5mm Band width at case: 20mm Case thickness: 11.43mm Band: Italian Alligator Crystal: Sapphire Dial: Original Rolex Slate blue Outside case: E 723081 Serial # Model #16238 Inside case: Rolex Movement: 3/38 Montres Rolex All of our pre-owned watches have been fully serviced and come with a one year warranty for timing and accuracy. Vintage watches may not be as accurate as a new quartz watch. Even new watch warranties do not cover watch cases, bands or misuse. We are not affiliated with any of the fine manufacturers who’s watches we sell. We are not affiliated with Rolex Watch Company Ltd., Rolex Watch USA Inc. or any of its subsidiaries. We are an independent dealer for fine vintage watches and are not an authorized agent. The Rolex Watch Company Ltd. has no obligation to warranty any watch sold by us. We are the sole warrantor for the Rolex watches being sold.

Details

  • Creator
  • Metal
  • Weight
    75.6 g
  • Place of Origin
    Switzerland
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1990's
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent condition, no repairs or defects. Looks great on the wrist.
  • Seller Location
    Stamford, CT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 394-151-10461stDibs: LU548187324

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    Ships From: Stamford, CT
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 30 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Rolex

While the rise in popularity of vintage Rolex watches is of no surprise to aficionados, collectors and industry experts, when it comes to contemporary luxury wristwatches, Rolex is also often the first brand that springs to mind. Not only is the company revered for its precision timekeeping and impeccable craftsmanship, but its name was designed to be memorable.Rolex's enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its aforementioned commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.Find vintage Rolex watches, bracelets and more on 1stDibs.
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Located in Stamford, CT

Having worked at the bench for more than 30 years and attended the Gemological Institute of America, Peter Suchy today is one of Connecticut’s most trusted vintage jewelry experts, with a focus on such designers as Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Bvlgari and Buccellatii. He specializes in the styles of long ago eras as well as more recent ones...

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