Rolex 18K Day-Date late 1960s
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
The Rolex Day-Date is synonymous with class, style and success.
Originally released in 1956, the Day-Date, also known as the President, quickly became Rolex's flagship watch produced in only two precious metals - 18k gold and platinum. While the first executions were thick due to the use of the "bubbleback" case design, by the early 1960s, Rolex had slimmed and refined it into the more well-known Oyster case.
In addition to refinements to the case, Rolex also worked to iron out bugs in the original movement. The newly introduced day-wheel complication drew power from the mainspring power reserve and resulted in higher levels of inaccuracy than typically found among Rolex movement. However, by 1965, Rolex had solved the issue and the Day-Date was deemed accurate enough to be stamped "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified" - denoting the COSC standard of -4/+6 seconds per day rate.
By the late 1960s, Rolex had further enhanced the calibre 1055 movement with the addition of a hacking function, which stops the second hand when the crown is pulled out. This particular piece hails from the late-60sa nd is in excellent condition, having just been pulled from the cache of a private collector. The 18k gold case is in fantastic condition, cradling the gorgeously patinated silver dial with gold stick markers and matching gold hands.
No matter what the occasion, the Rolex Day-Date makes a statement, marking the wearer as a man of class and horological know-how.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
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.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
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.
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Rolex 18K Day-Date late 1960s