Rolex Day-Date 1803 ‘Wide Boy’

  1. The birth of an icon.

Think of the watch that a president would wear. You will probably imagine a watch that has status, portrays hard work, responsibility, success, power, respect and you will probably (if not, definitely) be thinking of the Rolex Day-Date. No wonder that Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, Reagan, Nixon and Roosevelt all wore one. Sure, they were not the only proud wearers as this watch has been sported by many government leaders, athletes, entrepreneurs, musicians and artists. The Day-Date is just the perfect choice for any person that has success! The Rolex Day-Date was the first automatic, waterproof chronometer wristwatch that indicated the date and the day of the week. The 1800-series, the third generation of Day-Dates, were introduced in 1961. The 1803 – the three indicates that the watch has a fluted bezel – is the most iconic one and simply stands for luxury.

The Day-Date is only available in precious metals and the piece offered by Amsterdam Vintage Watches has an 18k yellow-gold case and an 18k yellow-gold, fluted bezel. Both are in perfect condition and have barely been polished. This 1803, dating back to 1970, has a beautiful champagne, pie pan dial. The dial has wider applied baton markers and wider matching hands. Hence, the nickname ‘Wide Boy”. A very nice, small detail is that the modelname Day-Date on the dial is printed without the hyphen, so it says Day Date. This rarity is only seen on “Wide Boy” Day-Dates. Moreover, the dial of this beauty is protected by plexiglass, which gives the watch a true vintage look. The case measures 36mm in diameter and houses the caliber 1556.

To give this beautiful piece a slightly different look than the most of its brothers we’ve fitted it on a very comfortable, dark brown leather strap which matches perfectly with the brownish colour reflections of the ‘Wide Boy’ index.

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