ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Date 1500 circa 1967. Featuring 34mm diameter case with smooth bezel, acrylic crystal, and original excellent silver dial with applied silver indexes and silver baton hands. The stainless steel case is in fine condition with a Rolex Oyster stainless bracelet. This excellent timepiece is well running by a caliber 1570 automatic movement with sweep seconds and date.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1500 men’s wrist watch is without a doubt a classic vintage watch; versatile and understated. With its Rolex-stamped, original folded- stainless Oyster link bracelet and clasp, it represents the very best of the brand's quality and tradition. The Rolex Oyster was first introduced in 1926. Beginning as the first waterproof and dust-proof wristwatch designed specifically for professional use.
The dial of this Rolex Oyster Date is in exceptionally good condition, has a brushed silver finish, applied steel index markers, with classic 'ROLEX’ and ‘OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE' text as well SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED referenced on it. It also has a Rolex crown and comes equipped with its folded-link Rolex Oyster bracelet and clasp. This particular case dates to 1967 (serial 231 XXXX).
This fine timepiece houses Rolex’s caliber 1570 ‘Officially Certified Superlative Chronometer’ grade automatic movement. The mechanism features a lever escapement, 26 jewels, mono-metallic balance, adjusted to 5 positions and KIF shock-absorber, beating at a rate of 19,800 BPH. A distinctive characteristic of Rolex’s Cal. 1570 is the use of brightly-colored, pink reverse gears in the automatic winding module.
The evolution of the Rolex Oyster inspired some of the most historically important wristwatches, surviving the harshest of conditions. From 35,000 ft. below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, to the summit of Mount Everest, without losing a beat. There aren’t many mechanical timepieces that have contributed more to the advancement of horological design, nor clearer defined Rolex’s reputation for excellence. Many have tried to replicate its success, but no manufacturer since, has consistently produced mechanical timepieces that endure everyday wear as well as a Rolex.
This watch will make you feel very proud while wearing it and you will be satisfied to know that you chose elegance and quality.
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