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Rolex Day-Date Ref. 18038 ‘Lemon’ Dial 1983 w/ Box & Service Papers

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This specific iteration of the iconic Day-Date pairs high polish 18k yellow gold with an elegant lemon dial that features factory Rolex diamonds. The Day-Date model is iconic for the day of the week spelled out in full at 12 o'clock and the date via the window at 3 o'clock. Hour markers are indexed in factory diamonds and the 12, 6 and 9 are in baguette style diamonds. The 18038 began in the 1980's and features the calibre 3055 movement, this features a quickset date mechanism powered via the crown. The Presidential bracelet is in excellent condition with minimal stretch. The watch comes with it's original inner box, outer box, COSC tag, leather wallet, service papers, service card and service booklets.

Rolex Day-Date 18038 History:
The reference 18038 was an eye opener for Rolex back in 1978. The dial lost its pie-pan shape and was the first Rolex to receive a sapphire crystal. It is equipped with the more advanced Rolex caliber 3055 movement, which ticks at 28800vph and features a quickset date function. It is also referred to as a "single" quickset, as the weekday complication still needed to be set by moving the hour and minute hands.

Details Of This Watch

Maker: Rolex
Model: Day-Date
Reference: 18038 
Year: 1983
Serial: 755XXXX
Dimensions: 36mm diameter
Lug Width: 20mm
Box/Papers: Original inner & outer box, service papers and card dated for 2016, service booklets, leather wallet
 Caliber. 3055
Hands: Original Rolex champagne tritium hands
Dial: Original Rolex lemon dial w/ factory diamond hour markers
Bezel: Fluted, yellow gold
Material: 18k yellow gold
Crystal: Saphirre crystal
Bracelet/Strap: Original Rolex Presidential bracelet, short 2 links
Performance: Watch is fully functioning running at -3 seconds a day, winds smooth 

What We Enjoy

- Rolex original parts
- In excellet vintage condition
- Beautiful factory diamond dial

Things To Note

- Minor scratches throughout the watch