Tropical 1968 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual Date (Ref. 1501)
This unique and somewhat rare piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection. Providing a classic feel while bringing a unique look while on the wrist.
|Bracelet||Rolex "Folded-Link" Oyster Bracelet W/ 357 End Pieces|
The full and symmetrical case has been lightly polished in the past and retains crisp brushing with very minimal signs of use. The stainless steel engine turned bezel remains unpolished and displays light signs of use. The Rolex 7835 "folded-link" Oyster bracelet with 357 end pieces retains 13 links that show minimal stretch.
The dial has aged to a vibrant and consistent "tropical" cream coloration but remains in excellent condition as well. The tritium lume plots have aged to a dark patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and display no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The metallic date wheel features closed 6's and 9's which is correct for the era.
None. Watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.