1973 Rolex Day-Date 18K WG (Ref. 1803) Silver Dial
The Rolex Day-Date is one of the most iconic and beautiful watches in the Rolex catalog. The Rolex Day-Date earned the nickname "President" after it was rumored President Dwight Eisenhower wore one, but Eisenhower actually wore a Rolex 18K yellow gold Oyster-Perpetual Datejust which Rolex gifted to him in 1953. However, the nickname "President" is quite fitting for the Day-Date as Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, Reagan, Nixon, and Roosevelt, all wore the Rolex Day-Date. Apart from its executive affiliation, the Day-Date is a symbol of status and luxury, only produced in highly refined precious metals including 18K yellow, white, and rose gold and also platinum, featuring both the day and date complications within the movement.
Rolex always finds the perfect balance between luxury and functionality, and this 1973 Rolex Day-Date ref. 1803 really sets itself apart in solid 18k white gold and features a simple and sophisticated silver dial. We love white gold watches as they carry the weight of solid 18k gold with a subtle statement and an extra level of refinement.
|Material||18K White Gold|
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The 18K white gold case retains thick, symmetrical lugs that show signs of only being gently polished in the past and exhibit light signs of use. The 18K white gold fluted bezel is crisp and shows minimal signs of use. The case back is in excellent condition, retaining its factory finishing with normal signs of use for a case back from this era. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The silver sunburst "pie-pan" dial with white gold markers and hands is in virtually perfect condition, showing no damage or notable sign of age. The tritium lume plots have taken on a handsome golden patina and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present in the lume when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.
None. The watch is functioning correctly and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.