1978 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Glossy Dial |Ref. 1500 | Cal. 1570

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If you distill Rolex to its most fundamental essence, this could be the result.

Among collectors, the vintage Oysterdate is celebrated as one of the most versatile and intriguing watches, thanks to its remarkable variety of configurations. This specific timepiece is an appealing reference 1500, characterized by its smooth bezel and glossy black dial. Notably, the dial is crafted in the same manner as gilt dial sports watches.

In the realm of vintage Rolex watches, the dial configuration takes center stage as the most crucial topic of discussion. Among collectors, black glossy dials are considered exceedingly rare and highly coveted.


This watch is in outstanding condition, featuring a robust and honest case. The glossy dial exhibits minimal, almost imperceptible signs of wear, appearing virtually flawless. The lume on the dial and hands is fully intact with minimal deterioration—a feature that delights us.

The bracelet is in excellent condition, securely snug with a total of 12 links, suitable for wrists up to 18.5cm in circumference.

It has been fully serviced and keeps a fantastic time.

The amplitude of 282° Rate -6s/d and Beat Error 0.4ms.


Maker: Rolex
Model: Oyster Perpetual Date
Reference: 1500
Year: 1978
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 34mm diameter; 12.5mm thickness
Crystal: Plexiglass
Lume: Tritium
Caliber: Automatic caliber 1570 with hacking seconds
Bracelet/Strap: Rolex Oyster Bracelet Ref. 78350 Endlinks 557
Box/Papers: Non

This watch was photographed on a 6.9 inch / 175mm wrist.

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