“This is gold, Mr. Bond. All my life, I have been in love with its color, its brilliance, its divine heaviness.”
While still a treacherous Bond villain, Auric Goldfinger delivered certainly the most poetic and chillingly accurate testament to the raw beauty of gold I have ever known. If you’ve ever been lucky enough to wrap the links of a Presidential bracelet around your wrist, if you’ve ever experienced the presence of a Day Date in your hands, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
This reference 18038, which was manufactured in 1978, is a perfect example of just that. While 40 years old, its condition is absolutely remarkable and its design is just as relevant today. But really, the Day Date is a watch with inexplicable attraction – being in the presence of its thick 18k Oyster case, champagne sunburst dial and incredibly well preserved bracelet is powerful, to say the least. It’s the single most universal wristwatch ever manufactured and we couldn’t be more proud but to be offering it here.
Maker: Rolex Model: Day Date Ref. 18038 Year: 1978 Case Diameter: 36 millimeters Lug to Lug: 43 millimeters Lug Width: 20 millimeters Case Material: 18k yellow gold Bracelet: Factory Rolex “Presidential” with Oyster claps Case Condition: Good condition, no significant nicks or scratches Dial Condition: Great condition, no blemishes Movement: Automatic Winding
Each of our watches, from mid 20th century Omega’s to contemporary pieces from F.P. Journe, are accompanied by documentation of authenticity and appraisal. They’re also backed by our one year warranty, though we do expect careful treatment of all watches and do not cover damage inflicted post sale.
Clients are given a five day grace period after sale to return their wristwatches, no questions asked. To initiate a return, email firstname.lastname@example.org for shipping instructions and appropriate labels. All returned wristwatches that have been shipped and received must be returned in the same condition as when they were sold. Once received, Theo & Harris has 3 days to issue a refund, minus shipping costs.
Purchased a vintage Omega and could not be happier with the watch or the entire experience. Christian and his team are truly great to work with and make every effort to deliver the best customer service possible. I highly recommend T&H if you’re considering a vintage watch.
03:21 18 Sep 19
Bought a JR strap. Amazing quality!What really stood out for the purchase experience was the quick response from Christian regarding a question about strap size.10/10 would recommend to anyone.
23:53 17 Sep 19
I've made two purchases from Theo & Harris, and both transactions went flawlessly. Christian was very responsive to every request, going out of his way to provide photos of the watch's movement and, when I asked where he would recommend I source an additional link to the bracelet, he found and shipped a new link himself at no additional cost. And the watch in question is beautiful, matching up to every photo and description provided on the website. Jen has also been very helpful, throwing in a T-shirt with my purchase of a cuff bracelet and following up to ensure I was happy with the transaction. Buying a vintage or luxury item online can sometimes be a coin toss in terms of the reliability and trustworthiness of the seller, but Theo & Harris has exceeded my expectations both times around.
17:22 17 Sep 19
Found a beautiful Omega with nice patina. Theo and Harris was able to expedite shipping in time for my anniversary. And my husband loves the watch!
20:44 13 Aug 19
The team at Theo and Harris was amazing to do business with. Everyone was so helpful with answering my questions. They went above and beyond the call for customer service and satisfaction. I am looking forward to doing business again.
16:33 13 Aug 19
Christian and his team are the best! They're responsive, attentive and provide the highest level of service. I've sent in 2 watches for service and purchased 3 watch straps from Theo & Harris so far. Their straps are some of the best I've owned. They answered all of my questions and offered recommendations along the way. If the reviews don't convince you, check out their youtube channel...it's so good!
23:04 11 Jun 19
Bought a JR strap from T&H and it is great quality. Also easy payment and fast shipping. Will definitely go to T&H for my next strap needs!
Aggressive Timing Habits
22:06 11 Jun 19
T&H makes some fantastic straps in collaboration with Jean Rousseau. I have purchased four of them and they are great. Awesome balance between tough and supple, clearly built to last and high quality. It's just been a few weeks so far but they seem to be built for the long haul!
03:58 23 May 19
Anna and Christian are top notch professionals and understand customer needs and goals for any watch needs and services. My experience with them have been nothing but positive. Being a small business owner and manager this review is a reflection of how business and service should be done!!! Originally I’ve wanted a Explorer II but at the moment couldn’t make it work. I ended up not getting it. ( I’m getting married soon so for me to pull the plug wasn’t the right choice at the moment ! ) STILL after saying no to the deal , Christian went above and beyond to make sure he will still help me find something. I sent my deposit and Along the months of going back and fourth with positive and fun conversation still nothing in the works that fixed my fancy. My local Jewler got me a killer deal on a 2001 explorer ii with holes case and Solid end links and polar dial !!! and I used my account with the local dealer & Easy and done. I told Theo and Harris and they were extremely happy for my find we are geeks of course and still I purchased items from the shop. This isn’t my first big watch purchase, living in Fairfield CT trust me the income and lifestyle you see many geeks in town!!! So the service from Theo and Harris was superior and felt like you were apart of the family. Please support and buy from this amazing company and I’ll continue my support!
00:20 01 May 19
Very responsive team that’s focused on providing a great experience for clients and the Mare Watch Roll they produce is the nicest watch roll I’ve ever used. I really recommend it. These guys run a great shop and I’m sure I will be picking up at least a strap or two from them the next time I need one.
20:49 25 Mar 19
I've been a T&H client for just over two years now and my experience has been excellent every time. Besides the great products, another thing that brings me back again and again, is the level of communication. I'm in California but communicating with T&H in Jersey is easier than communicating with my local watch shops. Transactions are always easy and without surprises. EXCELLENT EVERY TIME!!!
22:16 20 Mar 19
T&H is one of my favorite online retailers period. Ive had multiple positive experiences with them and recommend their online vintage watch shop and content to friends regularly. They really go above and beyond to educate and provide unreal customer service. Knowledgeable, accommodating and genuine. What else can I say..
19:56 25 Feb 19
Great products and outstanding customer service. I e-mailed them with questions and concerns, which was answered promptly through e-mail and instagram. Would definitely purchase more straps from them in the future. If I were to ever purchase a vintage watch in the future, I will go through Theo and Harris for I know I'll be in good hands.
22:10 24 Feb 19
Got my type One strap here. Real cool quick release strap that elevates my sarb035 to another level while remaining elegantly subdued. Zach & Jennifer were responsive to my questions prior to purchase & followed up to see how I liked the strap, which is a nice personal touch. Recommend the strap and the people at T&H.
23:58 23 Feb 19
Purchased a Jean Rousseau "Type 1" watch strap and I love it! Christian responded to my questions quickly. Fast shipping too.
22:55 23 Feb 19
Can't stress enough how amazing this company is. Founder of the business answered my email questions personally. Best vintage watch shop out there
17:32 23 Feb 19
I purchased the Type One leather strap from T&H, and it's absolutely gorgeous. The quality of the leather is unmatched. The beautiful contrasting stitching makes it a real eye catcher. This was my first T&H purchase, but it definitely won't be the last. If you think leather watch straps are "all the same," you're dead wrong. Once you get a taste of a premium strap, it'll be hard to wear anything else on your wrist. Definitely worth every cent.
23:33 22 Feb 19
I found Theo & Harris on YouTube while I was doing research online. I went to their website since I wanted to see the products they offered because I was in the market for a strap to refresh the look on my Rolex DateJust. I saw a really nice black pebbled strap called “The Crosby” so I decided to order it. Communication with the T&H team was easy and the shipping was quick. The strap is beautifully constructed with premium leather and is totally worth the premium price. Its given new life to a 20 year old watch. I get compliments on it all the time from colleagues and clients. When they ask where it’s from always recommend they visit T&H. I look forward to picking up their “Type One” strap and one of their timepieces soon.5/5 Highly recommend and will shop again.
19:30 31 Jan 19
Christian and the team do an amazing job providing quality products and content on YouTube. The team's passion which includes Jennifer, Anna, Rollie and the production crew make watch collecting enjoyable. I've purchased several straps and leather products from T&H and all have exceeded my expectations. When the right vintage watch shows up in their inventory, I will definitely buy it from this team. Keep the fire burning T&H.
16:04 31 Jan 19
I've had the opportunity to buy (and sell) from/to Christian on a few occasions, and the customer experience is really second-to-none. Christian really treats you like a friend first and truly goes out of his way to help grow this passion.Most recently, I was acquiring a grail watch, which required a lot of moving pieces to fund. Despite a lot of broken out payments and complexity, he was always willing to accommodate. I know I'm not easy to work with and was probably sending 1-3 emails his way for 2 weeks and he would always get back to me promptly with a positive attitude. I actually felt bad being so needy as we worked through the complexity of getting this watch.Oh, and before I even decided to pull the trigger on the watch. He made time out of his busy schedule to come see me when I was in NY for a business trip to let me try a similar watch so I could see how it would fit. Even though that specific watch wasn't the one I was looking to get and I was just curious to try it on for sizing purposes, he went out of his way to let me try it.I'm confident that so long as this type of great service continues, T&H will continue to grow. You have a customer-for-life here 🙂
15:47 17 Jan 19
I had been a fan of Theo & Harris for a while before I purchased my first timepiece from them a few weeks ago. Incredible customer service. Christian is trustworthy and always quick to respond. Would highly recommend if you’re on the hunt for a quality timepiece!
03:30 17 Jan 19
Highly recommended, top notch-products and service. I ordered a beautiful Type One strap for a vintage Datejust, but I mistakenly ordered the wrong size, too small for my wrist. T&H worked with me to quickly exchange it for the larger size with zero hassle and personal attention. The replacement strap fits perfectly, and the quality and style is everything I hoped it would be, just perfection and totally unique. Will definitely buy from T&H again. Thank you!
01:00 15 Jan 19
I have had the opportunity to interact with the great team and T&H on several occasions and was looking forward to my first purchase. Well, now that I have that purchase in my hand, I can, without a doubt, recommend this company for anyone looking for quality vintage goods, and exceptional customer service! Thanks again, and I look forward to my next purchase!
20:00 10 Jan 19
T&H are vintage watch gurus! What you see and they describe is what you get. Fast and knowledge service. I love the Omega sea master and Rolex datejust I bought! Excellent people, excellent products.
15:18 10 Jan 19
Five stars all the way. Absolutely great service and the JR strap I bought was even more than I hoped for.
05:46 10 Jan 19
T&H has a great selection of vintage watches, as well as the highest quality watch straps you can buy, made by Jean Rousseau. Christian has great style, and you can tell that he really puts everything into this company. He also puts a lot of great watch-content up on the Theo & Harris Youtube channel. Every transaction is handled very smoothly and emails are responded to promptly by Jennifer, the office manager. So far, I've purchased one watch and several straps from T&H--everything has been great.
19:34 06 Dec 18
I feel compelled to leave a review due to the exceptional service from the Theo & Harris team. the customer service from Christian and his family/associates is absolutely second to none and something rarely found in a business today, not only is Christian approachable for any questions or queries you may have, he is certain to treat you with the upmost respect and courtesy whether you buy a product or not.If you're looking for that special vintage piece you've been lusting for then look no further, cannot recommend T&H's products highly enough!
Alejandro De la luz
18:48 04 Dec 18
If you're looking to get a great vintage watch, Theo & Harris is the place to go to. Their customer service is just outstanding. Highly recommended!
20:08 28 Nov 18
Bought a type one strap it’s awesome!! Service was great!! Arrived fast and received a follow up email.. This is my second strap from t&h and love them both. I’ve also sold watches to t&h and met up with Christian a couple times.. Great guy great prices for my watches. When business was done had a couple of drinks... consider him a friend now not a guy i do business with...Thanks Christian.Look forward to future meetings... this time I’ll be buying a watch!!!
10:03 20 Nov 18
I recently purchased a T&H original design T-Shirt and I must say it’s one of the best quality T’s on the market. The softness of the cotton; the lay of the shirt after washing and drying it and it keeps its shape.It’s a conversation starter almost everywhere I go. My recommendation is, order one for yourself and another for a special friend or family member.
16:22 13 Nov 18
I have purchased a bracelet for a gift. Great experience and every questions were answered properly. No issue on package delivery. Highly recommended
14:52 08 Nov 18
First off, I’d like to say that the quality of the GMT shirt I purchased from T&H is out of this world! Secondly, the quality of the customer service provided by Christian at T&H is second to none. I’ve followed this guy on YouTube and IG for sometime now. Being my first experience making a purchase-I can say with certainty that there will definitely be a second! My wife needs a watch and I think I know where I’ll be buying it.
16:31 06 Nov 18
Amazingly beautiful quality, 100% worth the price, and unparalleled customer service. Got my order right on time. Highly recommend. No need to buy anywhere else!
10:24 27 Oct 18
I purchased a vintage timepiece from Theo and Harris and despite the watch being “as described,” I had second thoughts and decided to return. Christian and team helped facilitate the return without any issues and were responsive along the way! Excellent service and super easy to deal with.
17:55 16 Oct 18
If you're in the market for a vintage watch... This is your guy. Their collection of vintage pieces are really special, and their personalized service is really second to none. Whether you're looking for a watch, a strap, or just wanna talk shop, T&H is a homerun... you won't be disappointed.
15:30 09 Oct 18
I cannot be more happier than I am now since I purchased two watches from Theo & Harris. The Rolex and the Omega are better than described and are very much loved in my home and wrist and by my friends.The whole process has been a pleasure. Prompt shipment was much appreaciated. Follow up to ensure satisfaction was received and received my 5 star approval.I also look forward to the social media post of this company and eagerly await emails of the next acquisitions to the watch shop. First class. I an looking here for my next wrist hanger, for sure.
M. K. Levin
13:05 09 Oct 18
I've purchased two watches from T&H, both from the 1950's. They're working great. No complaints.
14:54 03 Oct 18
Bought a great vintage watch and a new watch strap from Theo and Harris. Watch was as shown in pictures, and delivery was timely. JR type 1 leather strap was the best quality calf strap I’ve ever used. Highly recommend T&H for vintage watch or strap purchases.
17:25 27 Jul 18
I cannot recommend T&H enough. Christian is an amazing business man and is really willing to work with you to get you your dream time piece. He has become more than a business contact, he has become a friend. I have never received better customer service from any other vendor let alone one who deals with such luxury items. I will continue to purchase my time pieces from them and fir years to come. If you are looking for a great deal on a time piece or other high end luxury item Theo and Harris is the place to buy. 10/10 A++
17:27 17 Jul 18
Bought my first vintage Rolex in celebration of my success thus far in college. I ordered it right before class then two days later I received it. The watch is even more beautiful in person than it was in the pictures. The T&H team is fantastic and, in my opinion the best vintage watch retailer out there. I say this because of how transparent the team is which eliminates the gray areas (Ebay and Chrono24 don't even come close)! If you want to be a part of the WatchFam, then go check out Theo and Harris on YouTube!
15:40 06 Jul 18
You never know what's going to pop up in the shop! I purchased a Porsche Design by Orfina a couple of months ago from the shop and I couldnt be more content. T&H is a small business so the process of purchasing the watch was super easy and reassuring because the staff reach out to you and have great communication along the way. Looking forward to the next watch that I'll buy from T&H!
09:09 02 Jul 18
Bought a vintage Omega Seamaster from Theo & Harris for my husband as my wedding gift to him. It's absolutely beautiful and he LOVES it. I wanted a different strap and Christian was able to swap it out for me before sending it. Thanks for all the help and the beautiful watch!
22:51 10 Jun 18
Christian answered all of my questions and gave me some great information when I emailed him about a watch I was interested in! Will definitely recommend the watch shop and his youtube channel to anyone I know getting into watches
01:08 31 May 18
My experience of buying from/selling to Theo and Harris has been first-class - way ahead of a lot of the young watch dealing business on the Net. Christian is very knowledgable and a pleasure to deal with. Delivery is speedy and the product was exactly as described/photographed. Buy with confidence.
21:42 25 May 18
Purchase was an absolute breeze, shipping was super fast & the watch was top quality. These guys are really approachable & quick to answer any questions I had. Definitely recommended for your vintage watch needs. I will shop with them many more times in the future.
16:42 24 May 18
Just leave it to Christian ! Guy is fantastic to deal with and more importantly he keeps his word. In terms of my experience I would’ve enjoyed a payment method that is not PayPal as the conversion rate caused me to pay an extra 200$ . Other than that you get what you paid for
19:58 23 May 18
I had a great experience buying from T&H. Shipping was fast, all my questions were answered quickly. 5/5 Thanks!!
21:44 04 May 18
Absolutely stunning! Although the pictures on T&H are awesome, the Omega Seamaster is even more amazing in person. Thanks for curating such a unique selection of vintage watches. The shipping was very fast and upon receiving the watch, I did notice minor mechanical issues (watch was running a bit fast). However, Christian was quick to help out and covered the servicing required. Now the watch is running perfectly! Will definitely come back for more!
01:06 29 Apr 18
Passion for the business. Simply put, that's what Theo & Harris is all about. From great content, stellar vintage watch options, and incredible watch straps. Every aspect has been considered and as a customer, nothing brings a smile to my face than that sort of thing. They care about everything they sell so much that you know what your buying has met the detail standards of a watch fanatic. I purchased a watch strap and will definitely be coming back for more.
00:40 25 Apr 18
Although the way things turned out I never bought anything from T&H it didn't stop Christian from giving me the professional, and most importantly personal, service that I would have expected to receive if I was to buy something like a Lange. I would not go to anyone else if I knew that T&H could do it for me. There is no alternative to the service and quality of Christian and the fine work he does.
14:23 09 Apr 18
UPDATE: Christian communicated the situation from his side. The fact that he put such detail into his response does show that he care. He did seem to take my feedback to heart and did get me a full refund. I would at least consider shopping for watches here again since it is such a solid collection of vintage watches.Changed score from 1/5--Original Review--Absolutely do not trust Theo & Harris with your busiuness.I bought a nice Tudor Prince Oysterdate from the team and absolutely loved it. That is until I realized it was losing about a minute and a half a day. So Christian from the T&H team gladly offered to pay for it to be regulated, as it probably got bumped in shipping. I took it to a well reviewed local watchmaker who said that actually the watch wasn't beating as fast as it should, which generally indicates a significantly larger issue. Christian offered to get it fixed up free of charge. So, I send it out, they get it on Feb 22. Weeks go by and I don't hear anything about watch repair updates for weeks, even with me emailing once a week, asking for ANY info. Eventually March 30th rolls around and Christian tells me that his watchmaker has just randomly up and left. He offered a discount on a watch strap for the inconvenience as well as offering to send my watch back unrepaired.At this point I realize that it will probably take them a few weeks to find a trusted watchmaker and get the watch fixed again. I say that if they can fix it within the next 2 weeks, I'll take the watch back or otherwise I just want a full refund.Here we are on April 9th and I have heard nothing at all back. I'll be calling Chase in the morning to dispute the original credit card charge. I would not do business with Theo & Harris again. It's just so disappointing because their site has such a great selection of vintages watches. They just either are a fraudulent company that don't care about you once they have your money or just are absolutely poorly operated. Either way, I recommend you taking your business elsewhere.
03:03 05 Apr 18
Christian @ T&H is a class act. Whether it's buying or selling watches, he *will* personally take care of you. It's refreshing to deal with actual people in these times as opposed to some corporate drone. 🙂
11:11 12 Mar 18
My experience with T&H was great, every question was answered properly, the watch was exactly as described and shipping was prompt and very secure. Definitely will buy again once I'm able to save for a 1601.
02:11 22 Nov 17
My purchase and overall expierence with Theo and Harris was absolutely wonderful. I sent in an email inquiring about doing a trade plus some extra cash. Christian responded very quickly and a very fair deal was made after some research on his end. I paid on a friday and the watch was delivered on the following Tuesday. I am absolutely thrilled with the watch and the overall buying experience. Christian was so very helpful and quick to respond to any question that I had. I think that I was impressed the most by the care and service that was provided.
00:00 19 Nov 17
The only partner I trust to provide the best examples of vintage watches.I have partnered with Christian at Theo & Harris for just over a year. I've purchased several watches from him and each has been an excellent value. I've even partnered with Christian to resell some of my vintage pieces as I made adjustments to my collection. Christian is consistently a wealth of information, truthful in his approach, dogmatic about what's a solid value and what is not. I couldn't ask for a better parter to source quality vintage time pieces. The business mantra of T&H to provide an experience far and above the simple purchasing of vintage time pieces shines through with each experience.I am happy to report I've just purchased my next vintage piece from him and don't expect to stop anytime soon.
17:38 07 Nov 17
First-class operation. Christian and team place a high premium on earning trust and they make sure you are satisfied. Received personalized follow-up after the sale, and my entire experience was excellent. Highest marks! Thank you T&H!
00:01 04 Nov 17
I recently purchased a vintage birth-year Omega from them and it went as smooth as the sweeping seconds hand of a Seiko Spring Drive. Price was market price and the condition of the watch exceeded my expectations. Obviously it's not perfect since it's a watch that's over 30 years old but great for its age. Delivery was prompt and only took a couple of days to arrive in Hong Kong. Any answers were replied quickly and Christian was extremely helpful. Definitely recommend.
19:45 01 Nov 17
I have nothing but great things to say about the watches sold by Theo & Harris as well as the customer service provided by Christian and the T&H team! It is clear that they care about what they do and, perhaps more importantly, about their customers. After quite a bit of searching, I purchased an amazing vintage Rolex from T&H, and I could't be happier with the result. It is a beautiful watch, and the purchasing process couldn't have been smoother. If you are hesitant about purchasing a vintage watch online, you shouldn't be. Everything is as promised, and judging by their continued success, I am certain that they will be around a long time. I would certainly buy another timepiece from them, and have already recommended T&H to friends and colleagues interested in buying a vintage watch. Keep up the great work, T&H!!!!