CASE DIAMETER: 34mm
CASE MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
BRACELET MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
MOVEMENT: MANUAL WIND
The Oysterdate debuted in 1953 and kept its place within the Rolex line up for 36 years, it was the last model to be offered solely with a manual wind movement. During its three and a half decade run we saw many dial variations, however the most interesting iterations have to be the middle eastern dials.
When dignitaries came to visit the middle east, whether it be Abu Dhabi, Oman or Saudi, it was customary to gift visitors an item to commemorate their visit. These were also given to service personnel to commemorate their longevity or work within the forces. This particular example displays the Royal Saudi Air Force emblem, the vibrant colours go well with the gold capped baton markers.
The watch is new old stock condition, no signs of polishing or wear on the case, the B code bracelet, dating it to 1977 is also in perfect condition.
The great thing about the manual wind cases is they are super slim on the wrist, if you like the smaller sized cases, this is for you.