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  • MAN REF 18038
  • YEAR 1981
  • BOX / PAPERS Box & Original Papers
  • CASE 18K Yellow Gold
  • BRACELET 18K Yellow Gold
  • MOVEMENT Automatic


This vintage Rolex Day Date President is a reference 18038 making it a single quick set date and it dates from 1981 with a 66** serial. In far above average condition, the yellow gold President bracelet shows little signs of stretch given its age and the original champagne dial is in excellent condition although the tritium has worn in places as would be expected. A highly collectible piece, this Rolex Day-Date comes with its original papers, swing tag, and a Rolex box. These models have become extremely sought after and represent huge value for money given the new model retails at £26,000.


  • SIZE 40mm
  • BRACELET max 155mm
  • CONDITION Excellent


The Rolex Day-Date is also known as the “President” as it has been seen on the wrist of many US Presidents over the years. Numerous CEOS, film stars, sports personalities, luminaries and celebrities have also favoured the Day-Date and the model is still to this day seen as the pinnacle of the Rolex range. Day-Dates have recently seen a spike in popularity on both gold (yellow, white and rose) bracelets as well as on leather straps. We consider this model to be the most practical “dress watch” available as it can also be worn day to day. Day-Dates have also recently attracted significant attention from collectors and prices have steadily increased.