1995 Rolex Lady-Datejust 26mm Steel & Gold 69173 Box & Papers
Ref: 69173

1995 Rolex Lady-Datejust 26mm Steel & Gold 69173 Box & Papers
1995 Rolex Lady-Datejust 26mm Steel & Gold 69173 Box & Papers
1995 Rolex Lady-Datejust 26mm Steel & Gold 69173 Box & Papers
1995 Rolex Lady-Datejust 26mm Steel & Gold 69173 Box & Papers
1995 Rolex Lady-Datejust 26mm Steel & Gold 69173 Box & Papers
1995 Rolex Lady-Datejust 26mm Steel & Gold 69173 Box & Papers
1995 Rolex Lady-Datejust 26mm Steel & Gold 69173 Box & Papers
1995 Rolex Lady-Datejust 26mm Steel & Gold 69173 Box & Papers
1995 Rolex Lady-Datejust 26mm Steel & Gold 69173 Box & Papers
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$3,879.00
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Specification

Reference : 69173
Movement : Automatic Rolex Cal. 2135
Age : 1991/2000
Specific Age : June 1995
Case Size : 26mm
Case Thickness : 10.5mm
Lug to Lug : 32.5mm
Lugs : 
13mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel & 18ct Yellow Gold
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original Rolex-signed Oyster steel and yellow gold Jubilee bracelet with a folding clasp, 20 links provided and will fit up to a 6.7-inch wrist. The watch is from June 1995, based on the serial numbers, and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition, as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Nys4y7UpAhydvO38GIlv_buUE96iWpQI?usp=share_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 7:39 - https://youtu.be/_DNFDq7XGD0


The Watch

Here we have a 1995 Rolex Lady-Datejust 26mm Steel & Gold 69173 with a 26mm stainless steel Oyster case with drilled lugs, a subtle curve to the case leads to a lug-to-lug length of 32.5mm and a case thickness of 10.5mm that ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, is a signed Yellow gold screw-down crown, and a yellow gold fluted bezel holds a sapphire crystal above a sunburst silver dial. An outer minute track is precisely printed with applied Yellow gold baton indexes marking the hours, at 3 o’clock a date window with cyclops magnification on the crystal. Elegant Yellow gold baton hands have a strip of luminance complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand, at 12 o’clock an applied Rolex crown with printed text “Rolex Perpetual DateJust" underneath, and at 6 o’clock “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified”. On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back, inside an automatic Rolex Cal. 2135, 29 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour and the watch comes fitted on its original 13mm Rolex steel and Yellow gold Jubilee bracelet with a folding clasp, 20 links provided and will fit up to a 6.7-inch wrist, and the watch comes with its Rolex presentation box and paperwork.


Personal Note

The 26mm Lady-Datejust is a wonderful option for any lady looking to add a Rolex to their collection, something that looks classic and refined and has done for many years and will continue to do into the future. I wouldn't hesitate to pick this up for yourself or treat someone you care about to this wonderful gem.


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 which 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.