Rolex Day-Date

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SKU AS03051
SKU AS03051

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Some would say that the Day-Date is Rolex's most iconic timepiece, and we couldn't agree more.

The Day-Date is a powerful symbol that represents success and achievement. For decades, wearing one was considered a hallmark of having 'made it' in life. Not only is the watch instantly recognizable, but it is simultaneously understated at a modest 36mm. 

The example we have today is in collector-grade condition - its 18k yellow gold case entirely unpolished, and its factory case back sticker intact. The crisp bezel is in fantastic condition and shimmers beautifully in the light. The gold toned dial is non-luminous, featuring so-called "wide-boy" indices and handset.

This single-family Day Date is a true time capsule in every way, and one you won't want to miss out on!

 The Story

When you’ve got a good thing going, sometimes you just know. Such is the case with the Rolex Day-Date. At the time of the Day-Date’s release in 1956, it was Rolex’s only complicated wristwatch: all previous attempts had failed to resonate with consumers.

But as soon as Rolex secured the patent in July of 1955, production of the Day-Date was rushed for a debut at the Basel Fair the following spring.

Although early Day-Dates were plagued by technical problems resulting from the complexity of the automatic movement, those were soon resolved. After President Eisenhower sported one (a gift from the manufacture), its success was secured. The model would be tweaked and improved throughout the 1950s and on into the 60s, until the introduction of the Reference 1803 in 1965, which—due to its long production run—is deemed by many collectors to be the Day-Date to own.

 

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Rolex Day-Date

Rolex Day-Date

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Rolex Day-Date

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Some would say that the Day-Date is Rolex's most iconic timepiece, and we couldn't agree more.

The Day-Date is a powerful symbol that represents success and achievement. For decades, wearing one was considered a hallmark of having 'made it' in life. Not only is the watch instantly recognizable, but it is simultaneously understated at a modest 36mm. 

The example we have today is in collector-grade condition - its 18k yellow gold case entirely unpolished, and its factory case back sticker intact. The crisp bezel is in fantastic condition and shimmers beautifully in the light. The gold toned dial is non-luminous, featuring so-called "wide-boy" indices and handset.

This single-family Day Date is a true time capsule in every way, and one you won't want to miss out on!

 The Story

When you’ve got a good thing going, sometimes you just know. Such is the case with the Rolex Day-Date. At the time of the Day-Date’s release in 1956, it was Rolex’s only complicated wristwatch: all previous attempts had failed to resonate with consumers.

But as soon as Rolex secured the patent in July of 1955, production of the Day-Date was rushed for a debut at the Basel Fair the following spring.

Although early Day-Dates were plagued by technical problems resulting from the complexity of the automatic movement, those were soon resolved. After President Eisenhower sported one (a gift from the manufacture), its success was secured. The model would be tweaked and improved throughout the 1950s and on into the 60s, until the introduction of the Reference 1803 in 1965, which—due to its long production run—is deemed by many collectors to be the Day-Date to own.

 

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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