1966 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual Date (Ref. 1501) With Box and Double Punched Papers - Saigon Special

A gorgeous example of 1960s watchmaking, this 1966 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual Date Ref. 1501 is a stunning classic. The silver dial and engine turned bezel is the perfect combination to fulfill your needs for a classic 1960s timepiece.

1963 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date (Ref. 1501)

This unique and somewhat rare piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector. This watch was originally sold at a Saigon U.S. military PX and is accompanied by its original punched warranty papers, punched chronometer certificate and original box.


Stock # RLXOP1501-66
Brand Rolex
Style Oyster-Perpetual Date
Model 1501
Serial 13XXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver
Millimeters 34
Bracelet Rolex 7205 Oyster Rivet Bracelet W/ 57 End Pieces


The case retains very thick lugs that are even in pressence, and shows light wear from use. The stainless steel engine turned bezel remains in original unpolished condition showing very light wear from use. The Rolex 7205 Oyster rivet bracelet with 57 end pieces is in excellent condition for its age, remaining unpolished and exhibiting very little stretch.


The wonderful silver dial is in excellent condition, showing no scratching or discoloration. The original tritium lume plots exhibit some degradation under U.V. light inspection and the 5 and 6 o'clock plots are missing. The original tritium hands show light oxidation which is common, under U.V. light inspection the lume shows no degradation. The silver date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.


Watch comes complete with its orignal inner box, punched warranty papers, punched chronometer certificate and chronometer hang tag. Watch is running at spec, previous service history is unknown.

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