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Rolex Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust. Rolex Serviced NWW 2197

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust. Rolex Serviced

Mint condition Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust - Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified in steel and 18 karat gold. The watch dates to around 1979. It was serviced by Rolex in August 2023 and comes with the service warranty card. The cost of the service was £1,114. It comes with a photocopy scan of this receipt. Also included is the Rolex service box. The watch is the classic Datejust which one of Rolexes best selling models and a flagship product of Rolex over many years. The Oysterquartz watches are now becoming very collectible due to their unique case shapes and the rarity of the watch. Rolex spent many years developing their quartz movement for use in this watch a great investment in the product. As a result the Oysterquartz is one of the most accurate quartz watches ever made. This one has a silver dial with gold Roman numerals. It has a sapphire crystal and screw down crown to add to the water resistance of the watch. The case and bracelet are heavy and substantial and it is an all round durable and practical watch yet with a stylish and dressy feel about it.

Model Reference: M17013
Case: Rolex Oyster, screw on case back
Crystal: Scratch resistant sapphire
Crown, Rolex logo, screw down
Clasp: Folding clasp with Rolex logo
Bracelet: Steel and 18k gold Oysterquartz bracelet, 12 links (one missing)
Movement Rolex Oysterquartz Cal 5035
Dial: Polished white
Numerals Applied gold Roman numerals
Date: Magnified date at 3 position
Bezel: Serrated 18k gold fixed bezel
Width is 36 mm excluding crown, 38 mm including crown and 44 mm lug to lug. Thickness is 12 mm.

Key Characteristics

Brand: Rolex
Band: Steel & Gold Bracelet
Case Material: Steel & Gold
Condition: Mint
Movement: Quartz
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Rolex SA was founded in 1905 by the German Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. Contrary to popular belief, Hans Wilsdorf was neither Swiss, nor a watchmaker. Wilsdorf & Davis was the original name of what later became the Rolex Watch Company. They originally imported Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placed them in quality cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were then sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from the firm of Wilsdorf and Davis are usually marked "W&D" – inside the caseback only. Hans Wilsdorf registered the trademark name "Rolex" in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland during 1908. The word was made up, but its origin is obscure. One story, which was never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the word "Rolex" came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning exquisite watch industry. The Wilsdorf & Davis company moved out of Great Britain in 1912. Wilsdorf wanted his watches to be affordable, but taxes and export duties on the case metals (silver and gold) were driving costs up. From that time to the present, Rolex has been headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, though the company owns facilities in other cities (Bienne, etc) and continents (North America, Asia, Australia, etc). The company name Rolex was officially registered on 15 November 1915. It is thought this change was part of a drive to popularize wristwatches, which at the time were still considered a novelty largely for women (pocket watches were more common). Wilsdorf was said to desire his watch brand's name to be easily pronounceable in any language. The company name was officially changed to the Rolex Watch Company during 1919. It was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA. Rolex SA is a foundation initiated and originally funded by Hans Wilsdorf and the Aegler family. According to foundation documentation, the Rolex SA company can never be sold, nor traded on any stock market.