Of interest to collectors! Stainless steel Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust model 17000 from the late 1970s, which appears to have been fitted later with a blue / baton dial from a bicolour version of the model (note the yellow gold fittings and text). Contrary to the widely-held belief of a million wine-bar experts, for over twenty years Rolex DID make a quartz watch 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 chunky looks are not to everyone's taste, but they have a following and this early example is in very nice condition. It comes with Rolex boxes, Oysterquartz booklet, Rolex UK service slip from July 2004 and our own warranty card. 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. Offered with a one year warranty, since the Oysterquartz range is now discontinued.