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Rare 1976 Rolex Date 1530 Automatic Stainless Steel Wristwatch

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A rare 1976 Rolex Date, reference 1530, automatic stainless steel wristwatch exhibiting an angular face and case. Less than 1500 examples of the 1530 reference were ever made. Essentially, this offered Rolex Date is an OysterQuartz case fitted with an automatic 1570 movement having its original silver dial and vanilla tone patina.

In the early 1970s Rolex joined the watch industry’s revolution of quartz movements. During the five years of research and development, an angular and futuristic case was born in order to house the new quartz movement. This stainless steel case was then combined with the chronometer certified automatic 1570 movement launching the 1530 reference in 1975. The 1530 was discontinued in 1977 after the first OysterQuartz, in the same case, was released.

Watchmaker: Rolex
Dial Markings: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified
Bezel Metal Type: Stainless Steel
Caseback Metal Type: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 1570, Model 1530
Estimated Production Year: 1976
Markings On Inside: Montres Rolex S.A. Geneve Switzerland Patented Stainless Steel 1530
Functions: Date Window

Material: Stainless Steel
Style/Type: Integrated Bracelet
Clasp Style: Fold Over Clasp
Markings on Bracelet: Rolex Patented and Registered Swiss Made Steelinox
Bracelet Length: 8.25’


- running at time of evaluation without detail testing, however, future condition is not guaranteed


- approximate watch measures are 42.00 mm lug to lug and 36.00 mm case to case
- approximate watch length is 8.25"

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