1972 Rolex Day Date Ref. 1803 'Wide Boy' Full Set

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Reference: 1803

Serial: 2941xxx

Year: 1972

Case: 18K yellow gold

Dimensions: 36mm excluding crown

Function: Day Date

Caliber: Rolex cal. 1556 Automatic

Strap: 19mm Rolex gold President bracelet with non-concealed clasp date stamped 72

Box/Papers: Yes/Yes

Ford, Kennedy, Reagan, Nixon, Roosevelt, Johnson… These are just some of the wearers of the Rolex Day Date in gold. A watch that represents success, hard work, status, character, power and respect has been chosen by many personalities as their daily beater, and there’s no wonder why.


Being the first automatic, waterproof chronometer wristwatch with day and date functions, the 1800s Rolex Day Date series was introduced in 1961. The 3 on the 1803 indicates it has a fluted bezel.


This example here is an 18K solid gold 1803 which dates back to 1972. The condition of this piece is stunning, featuring a mint ‘wide boy’ Sigma champagne dial with perfect lume plots and a Spanish day disc. This nickname stands for the wider baton applied hour markers and matching hands. Another particularity of the ‘wide boy’ is that Day Date is written on the dial without the hyphen, making it even rarer.


The case is presented in superb condition too, showing little wear and remaining unpolished. All gold hallmarks remain clearly visible, again being a sign of the unmolested condition this example is in.


Furthermore, the watch comes on its original 19mm Rolex gold President bracelet with non-concealed clasp date stamped 72, matching with the year of manufacture.


The watch is running great and keeping time, although service history is unknown.


If this wasn’t enough, this particular example preserves all accessories which were kept by the original owner to whom we bought it from; box, booklet, stamped chronometer guarantee paper, translation leaflet, and guarantee booklet showing the date and place of purchase, being purchased at a Spanish jewelry in 1973.


This is indeed a great opportunity to own an astonishing example of a powerful watch such as a gold Rolex Day Date.

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