Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803




Let me start here: I love gold Rolexes. I know, I’m disgusting. But I love gold Rolexes, I love the ostentatious era, gaudy culture and capitalist values they represent. And beyond that, their overall presence on the wrist is absolutely unmistakable, it’s irreplaceable. On to this example, it’s a vintage Rolex reference 1803 in yellow gold with a flawless silver linen dial, original stick hands and a rare (and totally beautiful) bark bezel. It dates to 1972 and frankly, it’s a model of condition. Not only are its lugs thick and sharp but its original case finishing is clear – notice the brushed finishing on top and the perfect shine on the side. A little more about the Day Date: introduced in 1956, it was the first watch to feature the day of the week on full text. With a power start like that, it’s really only fitting that the watch would soon become a global icon. From the wrist of LBJ to Tony Soprano, the Day Date became a symbol synonymous with success, power. Although children of the 80’s definitely remember these watches as awful accessories to the finely tailored and coked up, I find them extremely versatile. From presidential bracelet to black cordovan or a tan suede, it looks not only beautiful but incredibly different. You can wear them however you like, never fettered to the ghost of Glengarry Glen Ross.

Maker: Rolex
Model: Datejust Ref 1803
Year: 1972
Case Diameter: 36 millimeters
Lug Width: 20 millimeters
Dial condition: Great condition, no blemishes
Case condition: Great condition, no significant nicks or scratches
Bracelet: Brown suede strap
Movement: Automatic winding
Note: Bezel is factory Rolex replacement