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Rolex Datejust Ref.1630 "Rare Bird" Vintage 1975 18k Solid Gold & SS Mens Watch

$9,598.00 USD

Of all the watches that I collect and sell, this is perhaps the only firm that needs little introduction?having built its business over the last century on high quality, innovation and style. The Rolex Watch Co. of Switzerland, founded by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother in law Alfred Davis, would first establish his business in England (1908) before settling in Switzerland. By 1919, Wilsdorf had established the Manufacture des Montres Rolex, at a time when the movements were crafted in Bienne and the watches were hand-finished in Geneva. On average, more than 200 technicians are involved in producing a single Rolex wristwatch, quite remarkable


The "Rare Bird" Rolex ref. 1630 was introduced a few years earlier than the Oysterquartz. A timeless and very "Gerald Genta" looking design that would later be adopted by the Rolex Oysterquartz. Between 400-1500 630's were made in the 1970's. This is one of them.
Another difference — besides the obvious difference in movement and dial imprint that doesn't say Oysterquartz — between ref. 1630 and the Oysterquartz, is the presence of a flange with a minute track on the outer rim of the dial, and three rows of 18k solid gold links in the center of the bracelet instead of two rows.
Without a doubt, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust ref. 1630 is one of the most iconic watches of all time and a clear example of an era influenced by flat top cases and Gerald Genta, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, inspired designs. Long live the Rolex ref. 1630

This is one of the nicest ref. 1630 Rolexes you will find......anywhere!

So few even know this watch exists

The calibre 1570 automatic movement is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests 

 

Specifications:

Brand: Rolex 

Model: Datejust 1630

Reference #: 849951

Dial Color: Champagne

Case Material: Stainless steel

Condition: Excellent  

Serial #: 4092xxx

Gender: Men or Women

Case Diameter: 36mm, not counting crown ~ squared off case design plays larger on the wrist than the 36mm Datejust with rounded corners

Crown: Original signed 18k solid gold crown winds & sets smoothly ~ screws down tightly

Bracelet: Original signed bracelet (#96673) 18k solid gold & stainless steel will fit a wrist up to 7.75" ~ virtually no bracelet droop/sag

Dial: New dial

Movement: Original signed calibre 1570 chronometer automatic movement runs strong & accurate

Crystal: Original sapphire scratch free crystal

Box/Papers: Comes with inner & outer Rolex box, manuals, tag, & green velvet Rolex travel case  ~ authenticity is guaranteed

Overall Condition: excellent ~ "rare bird" ~ datejust ref.1630 ~ the datejust that looks like an oysterquartz but it's an automatic ~ "pristine" condition ~ new dial ~ calibre 1570 chronometer automatic movement runs strong & accurate ~ signed crown winds & sets smoothly ~  scratch free sapphire crystal ~ all functions working properly ~ no dents ~ no dings ~ no scratches ~ no damage ~ all of our watches have been tested and serviced if needed ~ "stunning"

A careful shopper who takes the time to study the photos, reads the entire description, and asks pertinent questions is our best customer 

Please note that all pictures are taken on the macro setting. This makes even the slightest imperfections, shadows during photography, and specks of dust appear much more prominent even though they are often not visible without magnification

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You will be pleasantly surprised, and receive many compliments, when wearing your watch. There is nothing that draws attention quite like a stunning watch

Men or women can wear this and would look fabulous on your wrist

Vintage watches are generating more interest over the last several years. They are added to collections and are being worn. These vintage watches are a bargain when you consider the cost of producing a comparable watch with a high grade movement. This is a very nice example of a vintage watch which would make a interesting example for any collection or just be fun to wear as your personal timepiece

Vintage watches may gain or lose a small amount of time per day as they do not keep quartz accuracy. Also, because most vintage watches being offered are between 30-70 years old, small imperfections, scratches, and wear are to be expected

A Word About Mechanical Watches: All mechanical watches, whether manual or automatic wind, will need periodic servicing simply due to the friction of its moving parts.

Water resistance is not guaranteed on vintage or pre-owned wristwatches. Have seals and gaskets checked by a watchmaker before submerging in water, swimming, or showering

It is our hope that all of our items will go to people who will enjoy and appreciate them. We will gladly accept a return, or take care of a problem, if we make a gross error in the description. If we have made no gross errors, the item is a final sale. This is merely due to the items being antiques, vintage, or pre-owned.

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About Us

Our goal is to provide the finest and most varied selection of vintage, classic, and collectable timepieces our customers can find on the market. We offer a variety of brands and models to satisfy any preference, price, and taste. If you like unique and collectable vintage or antique wristwatches, we specialize in Swiss, American, and Japanese timepieces from the 1930's to 1990's comprised of manual wind, automatic, and quartz (battery operated) watches

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