Item no.: WSN 1299
We have pleasure in presenting this very nice example of a 36mm, 18-carat yellow gold Rolex DAY-DATE with model number 18238, known informally as a "President" or "Presidential" and (in the words of Rolex) the "ultimate prestige watch".
The serial number dates the watch's manufacture to around 1991. The watch comes with a box, but—unusually for us—no papers (which of course is taken into account in the price). We can, however, supply an authenticity cert/card with the watch.
This example is in very good, even excellent, condition, especially for its age, although there is a tiny amount of tarnishing around the edge of the dial which you can see in the above photos. I would defy anyone to notice this, however, unless inspecting it under a magnifier, and some would say it adds a nice bit of vintage character to the watch anyway.
That dial is the original Rolex diamond-dot dial. It's worth noting that Rolex have long known how to select, cut and set their diamonds so that they sparkle more distinctly, 'sharply', than those of pretenders, and diamond-dot-dial Rolex models are always more sought after than the similar non-diamond models.
Our price for this beautiful, reputation-enhancing gold-on-gold Rolex watch is £10,750 fully inclusive.
However, the true cost of owning a Rolex like this can only be estimated by considering how much you might be able to re-sell the watch for in, say, 3 or 4 years time: only then does it become obvious that the monthly cost of owning such a watch can be very modest indeed.
Furthermore, your cash outlay could be significantly less than our price above, because we may also consider your old watch in part exchange. (If there's any possibility you might like to do a part-exchange deal when you visit us, please bring your watch in with its box and papers if you still have them!)
Note that we can offer 12 months of interest-free credit: please contact the shop for details.
For your peace of mind, we'll guarantee this watch for 12 months from the date of your purchase. That guarantee is underpinned by the fact that we have a well-equipped watch-repair and jewellery workshop on-site staffed by highly experienced technicians who take great pride in the intricate work that they do on high-end Swiss watches.
To find out more
If you'd like to know more about this item, or indeed about any of our other pre-owned watches from the prestigious, recognised and celebrated Swiss brands in which we deal, please don't hesitate to call us on 0161 831 9649 (normal business hours, Mon-Sat inclusive). Alternatively, why not send us a message now**?
The accompanying photos are of the actual item that we have for sale. Despite that, we would of course always suggest you call into our shop if you can: we think it'd even be worth a special trip into Manchester!
After all, there really is no better way to check out a watch that you might be interested in owning than to come and take a closer look at it. Inspect it, handle it, try it on for size and ask us about it! Of course, while you're here, you might also wish to browse our large collection of other watches. In any case, not only would you be very welcome, but you'll also be in the heart of Manchester's shopping district (we're located just off St Ann's Square) and there are plenty of places nearby to enjoy a coffee too, so why not plan a visit soon?
Here, you're typically able to browse around one hundred and fifty pre-owned Swiss watches that we have out on display, each of which has been carefully selected, based on its condition, from among the many more watches that we see and handle every day. (To a large extent, that's in effect what we do: we 'filter' pre-owned watches. Only the very best of what we buy in or receive in part exchange deals make it onto our display shelves and onto this website, and this particular Rolex Day-Date is a great example of that. The rest are sold on: for example, to smaller dealers in the trade.)
With that many prime-condition, pre-owned Swiss watches to choose from, we probably offer you the best chance in the region of being able to find your next, or indeed your first, watch of the sort of calibre and in the sort of condition that you surely deserve; one of those purchases that leaves you feeling completely satisfied that you've chosen just right.
**When enquiring about this particular watch, please quote its unique stock/item number, which is WSN 1299, so we can more easily identify and locate the watch and its details for you. Thank you.
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