Linen Dial 1803 Rolex Day-Date

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Some watches give you a feeling rather than giving you the time. This is an 1803 Day-Date. But Day-Dates aren’t one thing. This is a champagne, linen dial 1803. Moreover, it has an aged Italian day wheel. And while I wouldn’t flirt with the water resistance too far here without some fresh gaskets and a…

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Linen Dial 1803 Rolex Day-Date

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If Rolex had an essentials album, the 1803 would undoubtedly be a starred track. In production for nearly three decades as the halo product, Wilsdorf’s innovative Day-Date complication became synonymous with status after a 1966 ad with a red phone which simply stated, ‘the president’s watch.’ Day-Date collecting could be considered an art itself, given…

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168.019 Linen Dial Omega Constellation Day-Date

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I have, many times, cited mid-century Omega Constellations as a fantastic entry point to vintage and outsized value proposition today. This Constellation falls into a different category: something of an apex reference. What started as a humble bridge between sport and dress models in 1952 had, by the mid 60s, become something far more extravagant.…

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Linen Dial 1803 Rolex Day-Date

1803-Rolex-Day-Date-Linen-Dial

If Rolex had an essentials album, the 1803 would undoubtedly be a starred track. In production for nearly three decades as the halo product, Wilsdorf’s innovative Day-Date complication became synonymous with status after a 1966 ad with a red phone which simply stated, ‘the president’s watch.’ Day-Date collecting could be considered an art itself, given…

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222100/1 Universal Genève Tri-Compax

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For all intents and purposes, Universal’s Tri-Compax was the business as watches went post WWII. Introduced at Baselworld 1944, the triple-complication (it’s often mistakenly assumed that “tri-compax” refers to the triple chronograph sub dial configuration) aviator’s offering was every bit as stylish as it was complicated. Derived from a pilot’s chronograph that helped win the…

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