Rolex Day-Date

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SKU AS01964
SKU AS01964

Why We Love it

For a brand that has built its reputation on its sports watches, it's perhaps unsurprising that the Rolex Day-Date would be among the brand's best-sellers. True, the brand has always produced dress watches, but while the brand's more overt dress watch, the Cellini, often seems out of place among the brand's Oyster-cased offerings, the Day-Date is sturdy, solid, is at home alongside the Submariners and GMTs that make up the rest of the Oyster Perpetual collection.

Where the Day-Date is concerned, Rolex spared no expense in making it well-made, both inside and out. When it was introduced, Rolex wasn't making any other complicated wristwatches. Though early versions from the 1950s suffered from technical problems - due to power transfer problems, the day and date wheels wouldn't always seamlessly turn over at the stroke of midnight - Rolex approached the model as they did so many others, making quiet improvements, ensuring the Day-Date was worthy as the centerpiece of Rolex's Oyster class.  

Further improvements were made in the late 1950s with the addition of a hacking function which stopped the second hand, allowing for greater accuracy when setting. 

But it was when the Day-Date was given quickset capabilities that Rolex created a dress watch that truly could be worn as imagined. Sure, earlier examples of the Day-Date such as the Reference 1803 might be the purist's choice, but the fact that the Calibre 3155 movement can still be found in the Day-Date today proves that convenience makes a dress watch universally appealing.

This particular Day-Date is a Reference 18238 dating from the early 1990s bearing a glossy black Roman dial and English day wheel. With an case back inscription that reads "L.B. to R.B. 9-17-93," this was a watch that was worn in the spirit in which it was given--a fact that is evident in the care in which the owner gave it. 

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

For a brand that has built its reputation on its sports watches, it's perhaps unsurprising that the Rolex Day-Date would be among the brand's best-sellers. True, the brand has always produced dress watches, but while the brand's more overt dress watch, the Cellini, often seems out of place among the brand's Oyster-cased offerings, the Day-Date is sturdy, solid, is at home alongside the Submariners and GMTs that make up the rest of the Oyster Perpetual collection.

Where the Day-Date is concerned, Rolex spared no expense in making it well-made, both inside and out. When it was introduced, Rolex wasn't making any other complicated wristwatches. Though early versions from the 1950s suffered from technical problems - due to power transfer problems, the day and date wheels wouldn't always seamlessly turn over at the stroke of midnight - Rolex approached the model as they did so many others, making quiet improvements, ensuring the Day-Date was worthy as the centerpiece of Rolex's Oyster class.  

Further improvements were made in the late 1950s with the addition of a hacking function which stopped the second hand, allowing for greater accuracy when setting. 

But it was when the Day-Date was given quickset capabilities that Rolex created a dress watch that truly could be worn as imagined. Sure, earlier examples of the Day-Date such as the Reference 1803 might be the purist's choice, but the fact that the Calibre 3155 movement can still be found in the Day-Date today proves that convenience makes a dress watch universally appealing.

This particular Day-Date is a Reference 18238 dating from the early 1990s bearing a glossy black Roman dial and English day wheel. With an case back inscription that reads "L.B. to R.B. 9-17-93," this was a watch that was worn in the spirit in which it was given--a fact that is evident in the care in which the owner gave it. 

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

+

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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