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Old 12 October 2019, 08:15 AM   #1
cwdubya
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Real Name: Clayton U.
Location: Idaho
Posts: 17
Rolex Day Date ref. 1803

I picked this up this gray dialed Rolex 1803 DD this week (seeing dates corresponding to the serial number from 1969 to 1973), and I put it on a black strap with a gold buckle, and thought it looked pretty great. Definitely photographs well, and the wide boy markers and hands are really neat. I actually prefer having it on the leather strap, as opposed to the President bracelet. I got it with some limited paperwork/booklets, the exposed clasp President bracelet, box, and outer cardboard box. I bought another contrasting stitching burgundy strap, and a medium brown crocodile strap that I'll pair it with too. It came on a medium brown suede strap, but I don't think it looks as good on a less dressy strap like that as it does on the others.

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I was looking for a nice watch for a big life event coming up soon, and thought the DD might fit the bill. Prior to this one, all of my watches were solidly in the budget category. I had lusted after a Rolex for a while, but I hadn't ever bought one. My uncle got an Air King several years ago, and traded that in recently for a Datejust. I guess I always had eyes for the Day Date. I'm undecided as to whether this one will be part of my permanent collection, or if I'll trade it or sell it in search of a JLC Reverso or a Cartier Tank, just because I'm sort of a square watch guy when it comes to dress watches. Anyways, I hope that you guys like this one :)

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