Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Ref.1500 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1974
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date and Rolex Oyster bracelet
One of the all time classic Oyster references, this Ref. 1500 Rolex has a bright silvered dial with applied gilded indexes and matching baton hands. Cased in stainless steel, the watch has a smooth chamfered bezel and typical screw-down Rolex crown and case back. Automatically wound, this model is powered by Rolex’s calibre 1570 with hack feature, when the crown is pulled out to set the time, the seconds hand is stopped, thereby allowing easy synchronisation to a time signal. The watch is fitted with a model 78350 Rolex Oyster bracelet with adjustable flip lock clasp.
[M] Rolex calibre 1570 automatic movement, lever escapement, 26 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, 19,800 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered satin finished dial, applied gilded faceted baton indexes with finely ribbed edges and polished faceted centres, luminescent dots above, luminescent gilded baton hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), centre seconds, outer black track for minutes/seconds, aperture for date [C] stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with polished finish, smooth chamfered bezel, the tops of the lugs with satin finish, screw-down Rolex crown and case back [B] stainless steel Rolex Oyster model 78350 bracelet with satin finish and adjustable folding clasp [S] case, dial, movement, crown and bracelet signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 41.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 12mm
Lugs gauge/strap width: 19mm
Maximum bracelet length: 200mm
This watch has been serviced by a Rolex trained and accredited watchmaker and is sold with a one year guarantee, Black Bough leather watch pouch and detailed Black Bough certificate.