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Serial No. 51029
Serial No. 51029
Estimate  1,700 - 3,000 €
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Rolex, Swiss, "Oysterquartz Datejust Superlative Chronometer officially certified"

, Movement No. 0028705, Case No. 6466040, Ref. 17013, Cal. 5035, 36 mm, circa 1981

A rare bi-color wristwatch with date and precision quartz movement

Case: steel/gold, screw back ref. 17000B, fluted gold bezel, screwed "Twinlock" winding crown, integral steel/gold "Oyster" bracelet ref. 17013B with 15(!) bracelet elements, clasp F14, bracelet length 170 mm, total length 210 mm. Dial: rare "Buckley"-Dial, white, radial Roman numerals, luminous baton hands.

In answer to the quartz watch crisis, Rolex introduced in 1977 the models "Oysterquartz Datejust" (references 17000, 17013, 17014) and "Oysterquartz Day-Date" (references. 19018, 19019). The Oysterquartz is easily identified from the distinctive angular shape of the case and the links of the bracelet as well as from the inscription on the dial. The quartz movements were chronometer-certified from 1981 on, production ran until 2002. Due to its robustness the watch was used during several expeditions such as the 1978 ascent of Mount Everest by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler. Today the Oysterquartz is a particularly rare timepiece that is hardly ever seen on the wrist and only very rarely comes up for sale. Estimates say that only approximately 25,000 examples were produced in total.
Case: very good, worn
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended

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