1968 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual Date (Ref. 1500) Gilt Dial


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This Rolex Oyster Perpetual would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection as a daily driver and would provide a classic feel while bringing a unique look while worn on the wrist.


Stock # RLXOP150068-2
Brand Rolex
Style Oyster-Perpetual Date
Model 1500
Serial 17XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Black Gilt
Millimeters 34
Bracelet Rolex 78350 Oyster Bracelet W/ 557 End Pieces


The very thick Oyster case retains symmetrical lugs that show full dimensions and honest signs of use. The smooth stainless steel bezel show light signs of use as well. The Rolex 78350 Oyster bracelet with 557 end pieces was sourced on the watch and retains 13 links that show some stretch from use.


The uniquely aged and beautifully textured gilt dial is truly one of a kind, simultaneously retaining its glossy finish while showing a speckled patina of black and grey. The tritium lume plots all remain intact with only the 3 o'clock lume plot showing minimal degradation when the dial is inspected under U.V. light, the lume has achieved a dark greenish grey coloration. The original hands have been professionally restored with tritium to coordinate with the dial lume. 


None. The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.