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Rolex Datejust 36
Ref. 1630 "Rare Bird" 14k Solid Gold/SS Mens Watch....36mm

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1978 | No original box | No original papers
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Listing code FCXMD4
Brand Rolex
Model Datejust 36
Reference number 1630
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Gold/Steel
Year of production 1978
Condition (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Michigan, Warren
Price $9,995 [Negotiable]
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 1570
Number of jewels 26


Case material Steel
Case diameter 36 mm
Bezel material Yellow gold
Crystal Sapphire crystal
Dial Champagne
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet material Gold/Steel
Bracelet color Gold/Steel
Bracelet length 190 mm
Clasp Fold clasp
Clasp material Steel




Central seconds, Chronometer, Screw-Down Crown, Quick Set


Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ref. 1630. The Datejust that Looks Like an Oysterquartz but it's an Automatic.

The "Rare Bird" Rolex Ref. 1630 was introduced a few years earlier than the Oysterquartz as its predecessor —at least from a case and bracelet standpoint. While the stainless steel version of this watch was named Oyster Perpetual Date Ref. 1530, the two-tone version bears the name Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ref. 1630. Interestingly enough, the case diameter on both watches is 36mm and not 34mm and 36mm respectively as typically happens between a Date and a Datejust.

The Ref. 1530 was fitted with an integrated "Oyster" bracelet while Ref. 1630 came with an integrated "Jubilee" bracelet. A timeless and very "Gerald Genta" looking design that would later be adopted by the Rolex Oysterquartz. As you can imagine, very few 1530's and 1630's were made in the 1970's.

This Rolex Ref. 1630 came fitted with an integrated "Jubilee" bracelet in 14k solid yellow gold and stainless steel. The main difference between the two-tone bracelet in the Oysterquartz Ref. 17013 and this one, is that the bracelet on the Oysterquartz comes with two gold center links while the bracelet on the Ref. 1630 has three gold center links. It is very common to have unscrupulous sellers replace the bracelet of the Ref. 1630 with the one on the Ref. 17013 so be very careful. The clasp is identical to other Rolex clasps to the time period of this watch.

Another difference — besides the obvious difference in the automatic movement and dial imprint that doesn't say Oysterquartz — between Ref. 1630 and the Oysterquartz, is the presence of a flange with a minute and half minute track. As far as we know, all original flanges on Ref. 1630 show the minutes and half minutes, while service replacement flanges only show markers for the minutes.

Without a doubt, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ref. 1630 is one of the most iconic watches of all time and a clear example of an era influenced by flat top cases and "Royal Oak" inspired designs. Long live the Rolex Ref. 1630.

The case design and rare integrated bracelet was inspired by Gerard Genta, the creator of the AP Royal Oak. This design sets it apart from other Datejusts. The flanged minute track adds depth to the dial and creates a most unusual Datejust look. The serial number corresponds to manufacture in 1978 and the watch features a 14k solid yellow gold bezel, 14k solid yellow gold/stainless steel bracelet, sapphire crystal, and champagne dial with date. The certified chronometer 26 jewel caliber 1570 automatic mechanical movement was recently serviced. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust reference 1630 was produced only between 1975 and 1978.

*In all the years that I have been buying and selling watches, this is the finest example of the Rolex Reference 1630 that I have ever seen*


Brand: Rolex

Model: Datejust

Serial #: 5448517

Year of Production: 1978

Reference #: 1630

Gender: Men or Women

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Case Diameter: 36mm, not counting crown

Crown: Signed crown winds, sets, and screws down smoothly ~ does not have the quickset date feature, which means the date cannot be changed independently without the hour hand passing midnight ~ patented instantaneous shutter-like date change near midnight ~ *Note* crown pulled out to prevent seconds hand from moving during photo taking

Bracelet Material: 14k solid yellow gold and stainless steel

Bracelet Specifications: Will fit a wrist up to 7.5" ~ can be adjusted smaller ~ no extra links

Dial Color: Champagne

Dial Condition: Clean signed dial

Winding Mechanism: Signed, recently serviced, movement runs strong and accurate

Crystal: Clean sapphire crystal

Box/Papers: Comes with, non-original to this watch, genuine Rolex box ~ no papers

Overall Condition: pristine condition ~ signed clean champagne dial ~ signed, recently serviced, movement runs strong and accurate ~ signed crown winds, sets, and screws down smoothly ~ clean sapphire crystal ~ all functions working properly ~ no dents ~ no dings ~ no damage ~ vintage watch outlet is not a marketplace, we own every watch that we sell ~ all of our watches have been tested and serviced if needed ~ stunning

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