1972 Rolex Date Ref. 1550

1972 Rolex Date Ref. 1550

Regular price $2,780.00 Sale

Includes Shipping and Handling*

Why We Love This Watch

Originally, Rolex watches were worn as rugged tool watches as it was proven by Sir Edmund Hillary, who wore a Rolex Oyster Perpetual during the first-ever summit to Mount Everest. Based on the Oyster case made in 1926, which made it the first waterproof wristwatch, it was then tested by Mercedes Gleitze, who strapped it on her wrist while swimming across the English Channel for 10 hours! Nowadays, Rolex is the aspiration for which all men would want to have should they reach a milestone in life.

This Rolex Oysterdate Perpetual has all the hallmarks of what made Rolex successful: solid oyster bracelet, the trademark "cyclops" date magnifier, and the famous Oyster case that is very well-balanced. However, what makes this special is the appearance of a gilt dial. Named after a way of putting gold, gilt dials are black dials with gold accents. Gilt dials are naturally more desirable because of how the black dial gives a natural spotlight to the gold indices and hands, thereby having a more bold appearance while retaining its refinement. More often than not, Rolex gilt dials command a special premium because of such characteristics. Small details breathe new life into familiar concepts, and this gilt dialed Oysterdate Perpetual 1550 brilliantly magnifies such detail, thus making the whole watch more desirable.


Specifications

Brand: Rolex
Model: Date
Reference: 1550
Year: 1972
Serial: 31XXXXX
Function: Date and Time
Case material: Gold plated Stainless Steel
Case size: 34mm
Lug width: 19mm
Crystal: Acrylic
Movement: Cal. 1570 Automatic Winding
Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap
Box/Papers: No

A Closer Look

This watch is in overall good condition. It has just been serviced and tells accurate time. The case has been polished in the past and has minor hairline scratches. The dial is in good condition. The hands and indices are in good shape, and the crystal has minimal hairline scratches.


Do you Ship Internationally?

Absolutely! We ship vintage watches all around the world, insured and packed securely.


which courier do you use?

All watches at R.M. Gallagher are shipped via DHL Express. Our reliable partner for all our worldwide customers provides a great service and end-to-end real time tracking from our warehouse to your address. Shipping normally takes 7-10 business days.


What fees do I shoulder?

Shipping, handling and insurance are on us. You will be responsible for any tax customs will impose on your package.

Has this been authenticated?

All watches at R.M. Gallagher are guaranteed authentic by our trusted watchmaker, Arnesto.


Has this been serviced?

All watches at R.M. Gallagher are freshly serviced before being offered at the shop. Servicing is done by Arnesto whom we entrust our very own personal collection to. Rest assured, your watch has gone through very capable hands.


General Care

Given that most of our watches are around half a century old, they will need to be treated with extra love and care. Vintage watches also require regular servicing once every 2-3 years.

And, no you cannot take these out for a swim.

What are my payment options?

Our customers have the choice to make their purchases via PayPal, credit card, or bank transfer.


How do I pay?

Continue with the checkout process by adding your desired item to your cart and clicking the checkout button. Once you fill out your personal and shipping details, the payment options will be presented to you. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions with the checkout process.

Do you have photos of the movement?

Movement photos and other angles are available upon request. We typically don't open the cases during product shoots to avoid getting dust inside the watches.


Do you provide a warranty?

Each watch is guaranteed by a 30-day mechanical warranty – if anything goes wrong, please let us know. And please keep in mind, due to the nature of vintage watches, we expect reasonable treatment of all watches by their owners.


I have other questions about the product

If you have ANY questions before or after buying a watch, do not hesitate to contact us at info@rmgallagher.co.

If email isn't your thing, you can also click the chat button on the lower right corner to get in touch with us on Facebook.

  • General Info

    Has this been authenticated?

    All watches at R.M. Gallagher are guaranteed authentic by our trusted watchmaker, Arnesto.


    Has this been serviced?

    All watches at R.M. Gallagher are freshly serviced before being offered at the shop. Servicing is done by Arnesto to whom we entrust our very own personal collection to. Rest assured, your watch has gone through very capable hands.


    General Care

    Given that most of our watches are around half a century old, they will need to be treated with extra love and care. Vintage watches also require regular servicing once every 2-3 years.

    And, no you cannot take these out for a swim.

  • Shipping

    Do you Ship Internationally?

    Absolutely! We ship vintage watches all around the world, insured and packed securely.


    which courier do you use?

    All watches at R.M. Gallagher are shipped via DHL Express. Our reliable partner for all our worldwide customers provides a great service and end-to-end real time tracking from our warehouse to your address. Shipping normally takes 7-10 business days.


    What fees do I shoulder?

    Shipping, handling and insurance are on us. You will be responsible for any tax customs will impose on your package.

  • Payments

    What are my payment options?

    Our customers have the choice to make their purchases via PayPal, credit card, or bank transfer.


    How do I pay?

    Continue with the checkout process by adding your desired item to your cart and clicking the checkout button. Once you fill out your personal and shipping details, the payment options will be presented to you. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions with the checkout process.

  • Other FAQ

    Do you have photos of the movement?

    Movement photos and other angles are available upon request. We typically don't open the cases during product shoots to avoid getting dust inside the watches.


    Do you provide a warranty?

    Each watch is guaranteed by a 30-day mechanical warranty – if anything goes wrong, please let us know. And please keep in mind, due to the nature of vintage watches, we expect reasonable treatment of all watches by their owners.


    I have other questions about the product

    If you have ANY questions before or after buying a watch, do not hesitate to contact us at info@rmgallagher.co.

    If email isn't your thing, you can also click the chat button on the lower right corner to get in touch with us on Facebook.