1980 Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust


This 1980 Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust displays amazing condition overall. It is great to place an Oysterquartz on the wrist, without having to wind or set it. The 36.5mm stainless steel and solid-gold case and bracelet are very clean after a recent overhaul by Rolex, which cost over $1400. This bracelet will fit up to a 7.5″ wrist. The sapphire crystal and wide, polished bezel look perfect. The original white dial is pristine. This watch has a quick-set date feature for ease of setting. Rolex was known to manufacture these watches with the highest tolerances, in fact, the Oysterquartz was built to the highest tolerances of all watches Rolex made in this era. The electronic, quartz movement in this watch is very finely finished and considered to be the best quartz movement ever produced. Only the Rolex manual winding 1530, which preceded this watch for a very short time, utilized this same case. Interestingly, this watch has a very rare two-tone gold and steel bracelet, which is usually found on the caliber 1530 manual winding (rarer) watch. The difference in the bracelet is the fact that this watch has a third row of solid-gold links as opposed to two rows in the quartz bracelet. We wear an Oysterquartz often, because they have such a sleek, modern look, are larger than most vintage Rolex watches (other than the sports models in the same era), and are very accurate. It is estimated that only 25,000 of these special Rolex watches were produced worldwide, further adding to their cult status and desirability. This battery operated watch is ticking away very accurately.

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