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Rolex Day-Date 18K Yellow Gold and Diamond Dial Bezel Wristwatch

Item Details

A 1980s Rolex Day-Date 18K yellow gold wristwatch featuring an aftermarket diamond bezel and a factory diamond black dial. The watch features a day dial at the twelfth hour and a date dial at the third hour position with a magnified area over it.

To the verso of the case, it is engraved ‘Walter Bush The Greatest Partner In The World Dennis Hecker 12-3-88’. According to an article from Automative News, Walter Bush helped Dennis Hecker purchase the Minneapolis Automative Auction, and it was successful under their partnership.

EBTH certifies this item is from the private collection of personal property formerly owned by Walter Lewis Bush, Jr.

Watchmaker: Rolex
Dial Markings: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified Swiss Made
Bezel Metal and Crystal Type: 18K Yellow Gold; Sapphire Crystal
Caseback Metal Type: 18K Yellow Gold
Movement: Model 18038
Estimated Production Year: 1980s
Markings On Back: Engraved: ‘Walter Bush The Greatest Partner In The World Dennis Hecker 12-3-88’
Functions: Day and Date Calendar Windows

Material: 18K Yellow Gold
Style/Type: Rolex President Bracelet
Clasp Style: Crown Concealed Clasp
Markings on Bracelet: Rolex 750, Minerva Hallmark, Geneve Swiss Made 18K
Bracelet Length: 8.125’

Count: 20
Shape: (2) Baguette Cut and (8) Single Cut
Color Grade: F – H
Clarity Grade: VVS2 – VS1
Dimensions: 3.00 mm x 1.25 mm and 1.30 mm
Total Carat Weight: 0.15 ctw

Count: 44
Shape: Round Brilliant Cut
Color Grade: H – I
Clarity Grade: SI2 – I1
Dimensions: 1.70 mm
Total Carat Weight: 0.88 ctw
Gemologist Note: Two Diamonds are Damaged

Watchmaker Code: CINCMEW

Gemologist Code: CINNH

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- running at time of cataloging
- crystal is nicked, dent on middle lug


- watch measures 4380 mm lug to lug and 36.00 mm case to case
- watch band measures 8.125" including the case
- total approximate item weight is 91.60 dwt, inclusive of all materials

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