1982 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Silver Dial 34mm 15000
Ref: 15000

1982 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Silver Dial 34mm 15000
1982 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Silver Dial 34mm 15000
1982 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Silver Dial 34mm 15000
1982 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Silver Dial 34mm 15000
1982 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Silver Dial 34mm 15000
1982 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Silver Dial 34mm 15000
1982 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Silver Dial 34mm 15000
1982 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Silver Dial 34mm 15000
1982 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Silver Dial 34mm 15000
Regular price
£3,750.00
Sale price
£3,750.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : 15000
Movement : Automatic Rolex Cal. 3035
Age : 1981/1990
Specific Age : Circa. 1982
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 
19mm
Condition :
Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
None
Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Warranty :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold “Watch Only” and, therefore, comes without its Rolex box or Rolex paperwork. It comes paired with its original 19mm Rolex bracelet with a signed Rolex clasp and will fit up to a 7.1-inch wrist. The watch is from Circa 1982 and is sold in worn but fair condition, as you can see from the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KnYd_aWNdaTbGsC9K07WUSjOVUH7D3ys?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 7:23 - https://youtu.be/DIsq7XtOahY


The Watch

Here we have a 1982 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Silver Dial 15000 with a 34mm stainless steel Oyster case, the case flows over your wrist with a lug-to-lug length of 42mm and a case thickness of 12mm, ensuring a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side is a signed crown. The smooth polished bezel holds a raised plexiglass above a sunburst silver dial, and an outer minute track is precisely printed with Tritium lume pips at the hours, with applied gold baton indexes marking the hours. At 3 o’clock, there is a date window with Cyclops magnification on the crystal. Elegant Gold baton hands are complemented by a sweeping tapered second hand. At 12 o’clock, we have an applied Rolex crown with “Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date” printed underneath and “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” at 6 o’clock. On the reverse, a screw-down coin-edged solid case back, inside an automatic Rolex Cal. 3035, which is fitted with a free-sprung Breguet overcoil hairspring and a bi-directional rotor, this movement was manufactured from 1977 until 1988. The watch comes paired with its 19mm Rolex Oyster bracelet with a signed folding clasp and will fit up to a 7.1-inch wrist.


Personal Note

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15000 is a quintessential Rolex for me, in 34mm it fits the wrist beautifully and goes under the radar and they are priced so well as they are often underappreciated due to the size concerns, but as soon as you put one on your wrist you realise this is the size watches should be. I would not hesitate to book an appointment to come and try this one on for yourself!


The Brand

In 1905, German-born Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis set up a company in London that imported Swiss movements, which were installed in British cases and sold to jewellers who put their names on the dials. Recognising the potential for their brand, Wilsdorf created the brand name Rolex in 1908. In 1910, a Rolex became the first wristwatch to carry the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, awarded by the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne, Switzerland. Demand for Rolex watches rose swiftly, and British taxes on the Swiss movements Rolex used prompted Wilsdorf to move the business to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1919. With production costs lowered, Wilsdorf quickly set out to solve the age-old problem of moisture and dust entering a watch case and damaging the movement. The Rolex watchmakers came up with a fully sealed watch case, which Wilsdorf named the Oyster and released to an appreciative audience in 1926. In 1931, Rolex introduced the first automatic winding wristwatch, giving it the legendary name Oyster Perpetual. In 1945, they released the Datejust. The Datejust was the first watch to have the date jump instantaneously at midnight. The 1950s saw a whole lot of releases, such as the Air-King (1958), the Explorer (1953), the Submariner (1953), the GMT Master (1955), the Day-Date (1956), the electromagnetic field resistant Milgauss (1956), the Lady-Datejust (1957) and the first Deep Sea model (1960). Wilsdorf’s death in 1960 saw ownership of Rolex S.A. (a collection of sub-companies) passed to the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, which was founded by Wilsdorf in 1945, the mission of which is simply to sustain Rolex S.A. indefinitely.