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Rolex “Tropical Gilt 1500” Date


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Offered here is an early and special Rolex Date, reference 1500, circa 1968.  This particular Rolex Date was fitted with a black, “gilt” dial, and has aged to a gorgeous tropical brown color.  The watch itself is in great vintage condition.  The case was likely lightly polished in the past, but retaining thick and even lugs; the caseback shows an engraving “Bill Burke” (can be removed upon request).  Further, the dial is stunning – retaining its factory mirror-gloss appearance, and showing a striking brown color-change.  Likewise, the watch retains its original tritium lume on both dial and hands, aged to a golden yellow.  The watch comes fitted on its original Rolex Swiss rivet 7206 bracelet with 57 endlinks, dated to 1969, and has 13 full links, well preserved with light stretch.

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