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Auction Ended
07/19/21
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Lot #1017

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Long Index 1500

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Introduction

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date was the entry level watch designed for daily use. Most often cased in stainless steel, these watches were true workhorses. Similar to the Datejust models, the OP had the same automatic movement housed in a slightly smaller 34mm size. Featuring a multitude of dial variants, there is a version that would appeal to every taste.

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Grade

V 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$2,500 – $3,500

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

34mm

Model

Date

Movement

Self-Winding, Caliber 1570

Reference

1500

Bracelet

Stainless Steel

Year

1971

Condition

Excellent

Material

Stainless Steel

Included

Watch Only

Dial Color

Blue

THE DIAL

The pleasantly aged orange luminous dots on the hands and dial superbly complement the rich blue color of the dial.

THE PROFILE

The combination of a smooth bezel and oyster bracelet give this Oyster Perpetual Date a sporty look, whilst the dial is a perfect encapsulation of the 1970's, the era in which the watch was created.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

In general, the watch is in wonderful shape. Minimal wear and some light corrosion are visible on the surface of the band, as well as the edge of the caseback. The acrylic crystal has scratches (as shown in the images), and the original Swiss rivet band exhibits only slight wear/stretch. A few watchmaker service marks can be seen on the inside of the caseback. Service history of the watch is unknown. The watch is currently running, however we do recommend an overhaul. Please refer to the photo of the timing machine readout for specifics regarding performance.

Our Perspective

A great introductory piece for new collectors to set foot in to the world of vintage watches, this Oyster Perpetual Date proves that interesting watches may be attained at any price point.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

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Lot # 1017

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Long Index 1500

Sold

$4,200

Ended
07/19/21