Rolex Day-Date

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SKU AS02568
SKU AS02568

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

The 1803 came in a panoply of case materials, from warm red gold to white gold. As for the dial, well, we’ve seen everything from oxblood to mint green and everything in between. But for a refined, elegant everyday dress watch, we don’t think you can go wrong with the yellow gold and metallic gray dial of the one we offer here.

Minted in 1977, the waning end of the 1803’s run, this Day-Date will certainly make your day every time you strap it on your wrist. The luminescent elements show signs of a gorgeous patina, and the Spanish day wheel gives it an extra flair. If you’re feeling presidential, then this is the watch for you.

The Story

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.

After President Eisenhower sported one (a gift from the manufacture), its success was secured, and led to the model's nickname: the President. The model would be tweaked and improved throughout the 1950s and on into the 60s, until the addition of a hacking capability to the movement saw the introduction of the Reference 1803 in 1965. Due to its long production run—over a decade—the 1803 is, for many collectors, the reference of 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

The 1803 came in a panoply of case materials, from warm red gold to white gold. As for the dial, well, we’ve seen everything from oxblood to mint green and everything in between. But for a refined, elegant everyday dress watch, we don’t think you can go wrong with the yellow gold and metallic gray dial of the one we offer here.

Minted in 1977, the waning end of the 1803’s run, this Day-Date will certainly make your day every time you strap it on your wrist. The luminescent elements show signs of a gorgeous patina, and the Spanish day wheel gives it an extra flair. If you’re feeling presidential, then this is the watch for you.

The Story

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.

After President Eisenhower sported one (a gift from the manufacture), its success was secured, and led to the model's nickname: the President. The model would be tweaked and improved throughout the 1950s and on into the 60s, until the addition of a hacking capability to the movement saw the introduction of the Reference 1803 in 1965. Due to its long production run—over a decade—the 1803 is, for many collectors, the reference of 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

+

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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