OysterQuartz

1977 / 1978

£5,950

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Model name
OysterQuartz
Location
London - UK
Year
1977 / 1978
Metal
Stainless Steel
Reference
17000
Dial
Silver, Mk1
Serial
52XXXXX
Style
Men's / Unisex
Bezel
Smooth
Indexes
Baton
Case
36mm
Bracelet
Oyster
Crystal
Sapphire
Box & Paperwork
Rolex
Movement
Quartz Cal. 5035
Condition
Excellent
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The OysterQuartz was Rolex’s answer to the 1970s “quartz craze”

Introduced in 1977, after five years of research & development, Rolex released their first in-house quartz movement.

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DIAL
Original silver dial with baton indices

Original silver dial with baton indices is the most classic dial combination. These early Mk1 dials feature the Oysterquartz text in a lower position (normally where the SCOC text is printed). The dial is signed “T Swiss T” referring to the tritium luminous on the dial. The dial has not been touched and remains in excellent original condition.

CASE
tonneau Oysterquartz case with smooth bezel

The reference 17000 in stainless steel with smooth bezel. The 5.2 million serial number denotes the year of production to 1977/1978 and is the first version of the Oysterquartz model that spanned over 2 decades. This reference features a sapphire crystal with a “Cyclops” magnifying the date display and Rolex Oyster Twinlock crown. The case & bracelet are sharp having been professionally polished by our polisher.

BRACELET
Original Rolex OysterQuartz bracelet

Original Rolex OysterQuartz bracelet. Bracelets can be resized to fit on request.

Box & Paperwork

This watch comes with a Rolex box and service paperwork from 1993 and 2006. It is accompanied by documentation to guarantee the authenticity, and a certificate from The Watch Register stating that the watch has cleared their extensive database of lost & stolen watches.

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This watch has been checked by our experts and tested by our watchmaker, so that we can guarantee the authenticity and provide a one year mechanical warranty.