Boxed and papered set in lovely condition, of interest to collectors! Stainless steel Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust model 17000 with silver / baton dial. Contrary to the widely-held belief of a million wine-bar experts, for over twenty years Rolex DID make a quartz Oyster whose second hand TICKS rather than sweeps, as one might otherwise rightly expect of their mechanical watches. These Oysterquartz models are quite rare and their angular looks are not to everyone’s taste, but they have a growing following and this one is in wonderful condition. It comes with Rolex boxes, Oysterquartz booklets, red swing-tag, original UK papers from Boodle & Dunthorne dated February 1999* and a Rolex UK service slip from 2007. We like to warn prospective buyers just how LOUD the ticking sound always is on the Rolex 5035 quartz module. If you enjoy stalking lions, work for the Special Forces or are plagued by fears that a ticking bomb might be under your living room chair, this may not be the model for you. This watch is sold with a one year warranty, since the Oysterquartz range is now discontinued. Please click through the image on the left to see some of the items accompanying this watch.
* The watch has an N24xxxx case number suggesting that it was first supplied to Boodles some years before it finally sold. Like many Rolex models which now interest collectors, the Oysterquartz was not a popular watch in its own production lifetime.