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1996 Rolex Datejust 18K and Stainless Steel Diamond Automatic Wristwatch

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A 1996 Rolex Datejust 18K and stainless steel diamond automatic wristwatch. A luxury watch that has the iconic style of a Datejust with features such as a custom 18K yellow gold bezel finished with round brilliant cut diamonds. The bezel frames a blue mother of pearl dial with gold Roman numerals, baton-style hands and the classic Datejust magnified date window. This distinctive watch also features a stainless steel case with a gold crown and is displayed on an 18K yellow gold and stainless steel Jubilee bracelet with a fold-over clasp.

Brand: Rolex
Type: Wristwatch
Model Name: Datejust
Model Number: 69173
Bezel Material: 18K Yellow Gold
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Caseback Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Cal.2135, Automatic, Quick Set, 29 Jewels
Estimated Production Year: 1996
Markings to Inside: Montres Rolex SA. Geneva Switzerland, Patented, Stainless Steel, 69000A
Functions: Date Window
Dial Details: Mother of Pearl
Clasp Style: Fold Over
Bracelet/Fob Material: 18K Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel
Bracelet/Fob Style: Jubilee
Bracelet/Fob Length: 6.75"
Primary Stone Location: Bezel
Primary Stone Type: Diamond
Primary Stone Shape: Round Brilliant Cut
Primary Stone Count: 24
Primary Stone Dimensions: 1.30 mm
Total Primary Stone Carat Weight: 0.24 ctw
Primary Stone Color Grade: G – H
Primary Stone Clarity Grade: VS2 – SI2
Gemologist Code: CINNAH
  • This item has been evaluated and verified by a GIA Graduate Gemologist.
  • All diamond and gemstone grading is done under GIA standards as the mounting permits, where gemstones are present; where mountings impede accurate measurements, (estimated) dimensions are provided. All weights and measurements are estimated and approximate. Industry standard and accepted treatments for gemstones are assumed unless otherwise noted.
  • Pre-owned jewelry may contain minor markings/imperfections throughout.
  • While we represent items accurately on our site to the best of our ability, the color calibration of computer monitors can vary, causing colors to appear slightly different from one monitor to another. Due to this, please note that precise color representation of metal and gemstones is not always possible.


- running at time of evaluation without detailed testing, future state not guaranteed.
- one diamond by the hallmark is broken.
- custom aftermarket diamond bezel.
- custom aftermarket blue mother of pearl dial.
- the bracelet end link at 6 o’clock appears to be an aftermarket replacement.
- magnified date window.


- lug to lug measurement is 32.50 mm.
- case to case measurement is 26.00 mm.
- the total approximate weight, inclusive of all materials, is 56.90 grams.

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