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Old 12 June 2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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Rolex Day-Date/President in Stainless-steel

I reckon this subject will not attract much interest amongst the many Rolex watch collectors in this forum.

For those who think the most beautiful watch Rolex has ever produced is the Day-Date, kindly let me know, if you know or have come across a ROLEX DAY-DATE/PRESIDENT in STAINLESS-STEEL. If so, please share it.
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Old 12 June 2012, 11:13 PM   #2
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Rolex Day-Dates are only available in precious metal. A rarer variant being Tri-Dor. There was a prototype made in Stainless Steel according to the Author of 100 Superlative Rolex Watches, John Goldberger. It has no markings such as ref. or serial.

In short Day Dates come in Rg,Yg,WG (Gold) & Platinum.


P.S NEVER TWO-TONE!



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Old 13 June 2012, 12:09 AM   #3
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Any picture, please

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Rolex Day-Dates are only available in precious metal. A rarer variant being Tri-Dor. There was a prototype made in Stainless Steel according to the Author of 100 Superlative Rolex Watches, John Goldberger. It has no markings such as ref. or serial.

In short Day Dates come in Rg,Yg,WG (Gold) & Platinum.


P.S NEVER TWO-TONE!



Yes I fully agree with you, Rolex DD only come in precious metals. It would be much appreciated if you are able to tell me more about those protos - why they were made and is there any picture of this watch, for you to share with forum members.

Are all those watches pictured, yours? They are just wonderful and thank-you.
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Old 13 June 2012, 12:18 AM   #4
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Old 13 June 2012, 12:23 AM   #5
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Hey oceandweller,

I posted these pics because I get excited every time someone talks about Rolex Day-Dates! I just wanted to share my Day-Dates :)

As far as the SS Day-Date:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Cv-0TBEhWV...l-Day-date.jpg

Look up Mr. Goldberger's book for more information.
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Old 13 June 2012, 08:34 AM   #6
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Keeperoftime, I shall try to get hold of Mr Goldberger's book and read more about the DD protos. That picture is appreciated.

Like you, I also love the Rolex Day-Date, most.

For some strange reason, it is not that collectible or sought-after compared to Rolex tool or sports watches. Do you by chance know the reason/s?
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Old 13 June 2012, 12:29 PM   #7
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Maybe cost?
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Old 13 June 2012, 12:49 PM   #8
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It's ironic this question was asked. I was just wondering the same thing about the DD's the other day. I saw a very simple looking white one the other day wand I thought to myself, that's really quite nice. Started thinking it may be affordable for me to grab one in SS but I guess that's not gonna happen.

Jeremy, very classy my friend.
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Old 13 June 2012, 01:06 PM   #9
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It's ironic this question was asked. I was just wondering the same thing about the DD's the other day. I saw a very simple looking white one the other day wand I thought to myself, that's really quite nice. Started thinking it may be affordable for me to grab one in SS but I guess that's not gonna happen.

Jeremy, very classy my friend.
Thanks
I love Day-Dates, they are beautiful. (Besides the diamond one pictured-I have sense parted with it )
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Old 13 June 2012, 01:21 PM   #10
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The only ss DD's are from Tudor.
There's an interview on Jake's blog with a big time collector in Europe that has or has seen at least one ss Rolex DD.
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Old 14 June 2012, 12:26 PM   #11
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I know of one person with a two tone. Much older model but, he's sent it to rolex before and he's in his 70's. Cant believe it wouldn't be genuine.
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Old 14 June 2012, 12:30 PM   #12
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Yes, Ive heard of SS day date prototypes to. I saw a TT prototype at a dealer in NYC once for $30,000 ish.
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Old 14 June 2012, 01:36 PM   #13
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FYI this two tone day date is on a jubilee bracelet and I've known this guys son for 27 years and I know he got it before that time frame. I think he said it's been to rolex twice. His back up watch is a Breitling. He also has a Luminox for beating up working on stuff around the boat club. He owns the boat club so he's always doing something there.
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Old 15 June 2012, 01:07 AM   #14
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The two-tone President is a myth in my mind...

However, they are easily confused with---- "Tridor"



I'll repeat it there are NO TWO-TONE DAY-DATES (Exception, possibly a prototype as Michael M. said).
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Old 15 June 2012, 01:41 AM   #15
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(Photo taken by forum member wetthaM/Matthew Leung)

I believe the seller also has Rolex documentation.
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Old 15 June 2012, 01:52 AM   #16
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Interesting.
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Old 15 June 2012, 02:23 AM   #17
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(Photo taken by forum member wetthaM/Matthew Leung)

I believe the seller also has Rolex documentation.
Tell us some more . . .

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Old 17 June 2012, 01:02 AM   #18
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(Photo taken by forum member wetthaM/Matthew Leung)

I believe the seller also has Rolex documentation.

As for Rolex watches, once in a long while, something of a surprise appears. Even the experts will be baffled.

I have never seen a Rolex Day-Date in TT (Two-tone) and this is the first one, ever. However, it does not mean it is a franken or fake. I am not at all surprised the seller got a Rolex documentation. Just ask 100 vintage Rolex watch collectors, I am sure 99.9% will say, it is not a genuine Rolex. But now there is a Rolex documentation to substantiate, this Rolex Day-Date TT comes from Rolex of Geneva and not the castle of Frankenstein.

This very interesting pastime, vintage-watch collecting, is indeed very challenging, since once in a while an example never seen before, comes staring into our eyes.

To all participants, thank you for bringing to my attention, there is actually a Rolex Day-Date in stainless-steel albeit prototypes. Perhaps the TT Rolex Day-Date is also a proto.
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Old 17 June 2012, 03:59 AM   #20
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So . . . what's this pic just above . . . ?

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Old 17 June 2012, 04:08 AM   #21
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One is the SS Day-Date (Looks like James Dowling)
The second is a SS OYSTERQUARTZ DD.

Btw: There are no TT DD...

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Old 17 June 2012, 05:12 AM   #22
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Except for the proto types DD from the sixties I'd say all the other SS en TT DD watches are franken/marriage watches.

Basicly the movements are the same and can be swapped out within 15 minutes.

Don't believe a rats a$$

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One is the SS Day-Date (Looks like James Dowling)
The second is a SS OYSTERQUARTZ DD.

Btw: There are no TT DD...

:)
Thanks for the info . . .
All new to me . . . . . .

Jeremy I meant the first pic of the SS DD . . never seen it before . . . and it's not on J. Dowling's website either . .

We'll gents . . . to be honest . . . I like it !

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Two Tone or Tridor?

Can Somebody shed any light on this, 1984 Two tone prototype, Tridor or fake?
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Can Somebody shed any light on this, 1984 Two tone prototype, Tridor or fake?
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Saw this doing the rounds on social media yesterday. Question was asked if a SS case was used as a replacement.
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Presumably we don’t know whether that first 60s TT DD above is YG/SS or YG/WG?

I thought it was great that the only few SS DDs were supposedly given out as prizes to students for horological achievement. Rolex should do something similar now - It would both generate good press and encourage the craft.
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