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Rolex Datejust 1603 Stainless Steel Black Dial Vintage 1978 Mens Watch....36mm

$5,895.00

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... Read More

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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

I am a watch collector as well as a buyer and seller of new, pre-owned, antique, and vintage watches

I only sell genuine, authentic, watches in "Good" to "Pristine" condition

If one were to design the perfect everyday sporty or dress watch with an attribute like a strong presence on the wrist, they would design the Rolex Datejust. Even at 36mm the Datejust wears nicely on the wrist given its beefy oyster case and longer lugs. Every vintage collection, even a sport watch collection, has at least one Datejust. The present example of this must-have reference is in beautiful, minty, condition

Specifications:

Brand: Rolex

Model: Datejust

Serial #: 5302460

Year of Production: 1978

Reference #: 1603

Gender: Men or Women

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Case Diameter: 36mm, not including crown

Crown: Original signed crown winds, sets, and screws down smoothly

Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel

Bracelet Specifications: Original Rolex Oyster bracelet will fit a wrist up to 7.6" ~ can be adjusted smaller

Dial Color: Matte Black

Dial Condition: Signed clean dial

Winding Mechanism: Original Rolex swiss automatic movement runs strong and accurate ~ does not have the quickset date feature, which means the date cannot be changed independently without the hour hand passing midnight ~ patented instantaneous shutter-like date change near midnight ~ service history unknown

Crystal: Clean acrylic crystal

Box/Papers: No original box or papers

Overall Condition: minty condition ~ signed clean black dial ~ signed swiss automatic movement runs strong and accurate ~ signed crown winds, sets, and screws down smoothly ~ clean acrylic crystal ~ some oxidation on hands, difficult to see when wearing watch ~ all functions working properly ~ no damage ~ all of our watches have been tested and serviced if needed ~ stunning

This is a vintage used watch. It has lived a life before you, so you should not expect it to be new and flawless. If you want a flawless new watch, please do not buy this. If you want a piece of history in the form of a nice vintage piece, or possibly a dated inscription on the case back, then this may be right for you. Because most vintage watches being offered are between 30-70 years old, small imperfections, scratches, and wear are to be expected

Water resistance is not guaranteed on vintage or pre-owned watches unless otherwise stated in the listing

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

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

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

Because older vintage wristwatches were made smaller than watches made today, men or women can wear this and would look fabulous on your wrist

About Us

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Disclaimer

Vintage Watch Outlet is not an authorized dealer of any of the watch brands we carry. All brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are used for identification purposes only. This allows us to sell luxury items at discounted prices. Vintage Watch Outlet is not affiliated with any website that sells Fake or Replica items. All of our wristwatches are genuine and authentic. Because most vintage watches being offered are between 30-70 years old, small imperfections, scratches, and wear are to be expected

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Every product is unique, just like you. If you're looking for a product that fits the mold of your life, the Rolex Datejust 1603 Stainless Steel Black Dial Vintage 1978 Mens Watch....36mm is for you.

Inventory Last Updated: Jun 26, 2022