This specific Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Ref. 1500 is in great condition, it features a stunning sunburst blue Sigma dial adding a three dimensional element to a simple watch face. Stick style hour marks are present with its original lume plots still intact with patina'ed creamy tritium. The automatic caliber 1570 powers this watch under the hood. The watch comes on its original Rolex Oyster 7835 bracelet with 12 links and 357 end links. There is little wear on this watch for its age, only light hairline scratches are present. The serial number of 358XXX points to a 1974 production date. The watch is currently running smoothly at -4 seconds per day.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 1500 History:
Introduced by Rolex in the early 1960s, the Oyster Perpetual Date Ref. 1500 quickly became known as the more cost effect option to it’s bigger brother - the Rolex Datejust. Coming in at 34mm the Oyster Perpetual Date Ref. 1500 is a great option for robust everyday wear while also looking classy with a suit and tie. Due to its size it also is a great option for smaller wrists, especially ladies. The in-house 1570 movement also powers the Rolex Datejust of the same era, this grants exceptional performance for the Oyster Perpetual Date Ref. 1500 for the fraction of the cost of a Datejust.