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Price: USD 11,400.00


This is the Rolex Day-Date 1803 Buckley. Within the Rolex line, the Day-Date is often the model that is associated with the highest level of prestige. Introduced in 1956, it was the first timepiece to display both the day and the date on the dial. As a kicker, this one has a unique Buckley dial. This dial variant has painted rather than printed indices and the ones in good condition are relatively scarce in supply. The beloved Buckley nickname was bestowed on this variant by collectors. It was named after John Buckley, a vintage jeweller in New York who was a proponent of these unique painted on dials which were less popular at that time. Given the uncommon nature of the Buckley variant, it’s little wonder that they have become one of the more collectible Rolex variants today. Vintage Day-Dates have recently increased drastically in demand with the understanding that condition and rarity is key.


This Rolex 1803 Buckley is in very good vintage condition. The case appears to have been lightly polished before but the lugs remain thick and even. The serial and reference are still very visible between the lugs. The dial is clean with no flaws and the tritium plots are full and intact. This timepiece also comes accompanied with its original punched papers that are unnamed and undated, as well as a Rolex service sheet with the corresponding serial dated 1984.


Brand Rolex

Model Day-Date

Reference 1803

Case Size 36

Movement Automatic

Case material Yellow Gold

Bracelet material Leather

Year 1966

Condition Very Good

Accessories Original Papers

Limited No. Discontinued

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