Rolex Day-Date 1803 WG Linen Dial

Item Number: ROLEX180

$27,800.45 AUD

-Specifications

Brand: ROLEX
Model: Oyster Perpetual Day-Date
Ref: 1803/9
Year: Circa 1972
Serial: 27xxxxx
Movement: Automatic Cal.1556
Case : 36mm
Material: 18K White Gold
Bracelet: Rolex 18K White Gold President Bracelet
Bracelet Length: Approximate max 18cm
Includes: Watch Only (No paper / No box)

The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker
Both case and bracelet have been polished in the service

1-year Mechanical Warranty
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority


Rolex's ultimate status watch, Day-Date.

Introduced in 1956, the Day-Date was the world's first waterproof self-winding chronometer wristwatch with a date and full-spell day of the week on the dial.

The

case is manufactured in 18K gold or platinum only. With the only day of the week display and limited materials, it has established itself as the finest watch in Rolex.

Day-Date is sometimes called "President Watch".

Its origin began with being presented to the 34th President of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower, and its name was established by the patronage of successive presidents.

Like the

case, the gold bracelet is known as the "President Breath" and has a strong image of being a "first-class watch worn by successful and leaders."

This Ref.1803 is a 3rd generation day-date vintage model produced from the 1960s to the late 1970s.

The case is made of 18K white gold. It has a very subdued color, and at first glance it looks like stainless steel, but if you look closely, it has a different luster.

Although it is a gold watch, it does not stand out too much.

Although it is a small story, the reference is written as Ref.1803 / 9 to distinguish it from the later model Ref.18039.

"/ 9" after

1803 refers to the case material, and it is distinguished from "1803/8" for YG (yellow gold) and "1803/5" for RG (rose gold) in the same model. increase.

Also, the fact that the windshield is made of plastic can be said to be a feature of the 4-digit day-date. From the next generation, the windshield will be sapphire glass.

The dial is a silver dial with a silk finish. In English-speaking countries, it is called a linen dial. The hands and indexes are bar type.

No luminous paint is used on the hands and dial, and the major feature is that the indexes at 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock are thick.

The outer circumference of the dial has been dropped one step, and the condensed design is a vintage detail that can be seen in the Datejust of the same 1960s.

When it comes to the next generation Ref.18038, the dial will become flat, and the outer circumference will change to a railroad-like design called a railway circle. The movement equipped with

is Cal.1556, which is self-winding.

This is the machine installed in the latter model of Ref.1803. The difference from the previous model is that the frequency has changed from 18,000 vibrations to 19,800 vibrations.

Since the quick change is not installed, the day of the week and the date can be adjusted by reciprocating the feed and return of the minute hand. The same 18K white gold bracelet as the

case, commonly known as the President's Breath, is included. There is not much elongation, and the length can be up to 18 cm.

Overhauled by Airy's.

The case and bracelet have been polished during overhaul.

1 year warranty.

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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