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Rolex Date Ref. 1500

Here we have a beautifully stark Rolex Date Ref. 1500 in 18k yellow gold. A Rolex that is much less of an obvious choice than its more famous brothers in the lineup. So if you are in the market for a gold Rolex, but you are comfortable going left where others go right, consider this 1974 Date.

The case of this specimen is in spectacular condition. Especially considering how softer gold cases are often worn and polished out of shape. No such issues here. The lugs are thick, sharp and beautiful.
And then there is the dial. The black dial with strap adds a sense of cool to an otherwise warm yellow gold watch. This configuration strikes just the right balance between dressy and sporty.

Come and try this Rolex Date Ref. 1500 on in our boutique at Reestraat 3 in Amsterdam.

€ 8.300

Availability: In stock

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Details
Brand Rolex
Diameter 34 mm
Model Date
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 1500
Buckle/clasp Aftermarket plated
Year of production (circa) 1974
Lug Width 19 mm
Material 18k Yellow gold
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Black
Movement Automatic
Backstory

The Rolex Date line is perhaps a bit of a hidden gem. Overlooked by the male audience when fashion dictated watches should be big in the early 2000s. Now that the trends are leaning towards smaller again, they are being rediscovered as a pretty great size for both men and women. Of course, there are smaller sizes available as well, but the 34mm is the most common.

Rolex launched the 36mm Datejust and the 34mm Air King in 1945. About a decade later, the Date was added as a sort of in-between model. The same 34mm Oyster case as the Air King, but with the addition of a date and cyclops like the Datejust.

So what you have here is a watch that is technically the same as a Datejust, but since its smaller size scares off some of the potential buyers, it is much more affordable. So if you are confident wearing a subtle size like this (if you are not, come and try one on. You will be converted) this is a real sweet spot in the vintage Rolex market!

The Date comes in tons of variations. From rare early models with gilt dials and dagger hands, to super minimalist silver dial, oyster bracelet examples. You can have your pick of materials, colors and bracelets. There is surely a version that will speak to you!

Shipping

At AWCo we put the safety of our shipments upfront at all times. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured.

We strive to promptly handle packages to minimize delays. Delivery times begin from the day of dispatch. While we make every effort to ensure smooth delivery, we cannot be held responsible for delays caused by destination customs, local duties, taxes, or lost items during transit.

Certainly, we understand that overloaded mail-order companies can also contribute to potential delays in the delivery process. Despite our best efforts, external factors beyond our control may affect shipping times. Rest assured, we remain committed to providing timely service and will work diligently to ensure your order reaches you as promptly as possible. For any inquiries or updates, feel free to reach out to us at info@awco.nl. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Brand

Rolex

Model

Reference

1500

Year of production (circa)

1974

Material

18k Yellow gold

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Black

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

34 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Aftermarket plated

Lug Width

19 mm

Set Content

Watch only