Rolex OysterQuartz Datejust Two-Tone Ref. 17013 Vintage 1980's Mens Watch....36mm
In 1977, after five years of design, development, and testing, Rolex introduced their first completely in-house quartz movements, the Datejust (5035) and Day-Date (5055)
When they were introduced, the 5035 and 5055 quartz modules were marvels of technology as well as fit and finish. These 11 jewel movements utilized the latest CMOS circuitry, a 32khz oscillator, and analog thermocompensation. In addition, they were finished to even higher standards than Rolex's mechanical movements. It is no exaggeration to say that even today, no quartz movement produced by any watch company can compare to the 5035/5055 from the standpoint of sheer beauty & quality.
For 25 years Rolex produced the Oysterquartz in Datejust models (17000 stainless steel, 17013 steel/YG, 17014 steel/WG), and Day-Date models in all gold (19018 YG, 19019 WG). Special models of the Oysterquartz were also produced with jeweled dials, bezels, and bracelets.
It has been estimated that in all less than 25,000 Oysterquartz watches were ever produced.
Model: Oysterquartz DateJust ~ serial #8478450
Gender: Men or Women
Case: 36mm ~ 18k solid gold bezel ~ the design of the case plays bigger on the wrist than the 36mm datejust with a mechanical movement
Crown: Signed 18k solid gold screw down crown
Movement: Calibre 5035 quartz movement running strong & accurate ~ new battery ~ includes patented instantaneous shutter-like date change near midnight ~ open 6's & 9's on date wheel ~ has hacking feature
Crystal: Clean sapphire crystal
Box/Papers: Inner & outer box, no papers
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