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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1501 Silver Dial with Riveted Bracelet

SKU: ROLEX212
Sale price$3,343.85 USD


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-Specifications
Brand
Rolex
Model
Oyster Perpetual Date
Reference
1501
Year
circa 1971
Serial
27xxxxx
Movement
Automatic Cal.1570
case
34mm
Materials
Stainless steel
bracelet
Oyster Riveted Bracelet 7205 with 60 ends
bracelet length
Full Links (13 Links) / Approx. 18cm
Includes
Watch and Bracelet Only
Notes
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
The case and bracelet have been polished in the service
The plexi crystal has been replaced in the service
Warranty
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Shipping
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

*Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator leather overseas.

If you purchase from overseas, the strap will be replaced with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.


-Description
The Oyster Perpetual is a direct descendant of the first Oyster, which was introduced in 1926 and established Rolex's reputation as the world's first waterproof wristwatch.

It can be said to be the origin of Rolex with two of its three major inventions: the Oyster case, with its water resistance and excellent durability, and the Perpetual mechanism, an automatic winding mechanism with a rotor that rotates in both directions.

The Oyster Perpetual Date is even more practical with the addition of a calendar function.

Ref.1501 was manufactured from the 1960s to the 1980s and differs from Ref.1500 in the bezel.

The case is made of stainless steel. The case diameter is 34mm.

Although 34mm is a relatively small size, the bezel actually feels about 36mm in size due to the ornate bezel.

This bezel, which is finely chiseled and left larger every five minutes, is called a finely engine-turned bezel.

Besides the Oyster Perpetual, this bezel is also found on some Oyster Precision and Air-King watches.

Compared to the fluted bezel on the Datejust, this design is somewhat sportier and not too dressy.

The dial is a silver dial that shows some age-related changes.
Although there are some changes, there is little deterioration and the condition is very good.

The indexes are a simple combination of multi-faceted bar indexes and bar hands.

The tritium luminescence on both the hands and dial have turned a nice orange color with age.

The bracelet is Oyster riveted bracelet 7205, which has been used since the early 1960s.

The difference between this bracelet and the "folded bracelet" is that the bracelets are connected to each other with a rivet.

The elongation of the bracelet is quite good considering its age. Furthermore, it is very rare to have 13 full links left.

The flush fit is 60, and the clasp code indicates that the watch was manufactured in the III period of 1972.

The watch was manufactured around 1971, so the age is also consistent.

The movement is automatic Cal.1570.

It is a masterpiece movement among Rolex movements with a good balance of accuracy and durability, and is the prototype of the current movement.

In the service, the rotor axle was replaced with genuine parts and the plexi crystal was replaced.

It has also passed the 50m (5 atm) water resistance test so the case is in excellent condition.

*Although it has been tested, failures due to flooding are not covered by the warranty.

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