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Why Is The Rolex Day-Date So Famous?

There has been a cult following for the Rolex Day-Date since it was first introduced in 1956. It was the first wristwatch to show the date and the weekday in full in windows on the dial, and it was only available in gold or platinum. The “president” bracelet, a semicircular three-link design, is a distinguishing feature of the watch. In 1965, while wearing a yellow gold Day-Date watch, President Lyndon B. Johnson gave the timepiece its name. “The president’s timepiece” became a nickname since. For more information, check out

Collectors from all walks of life are interested in the “President’s Watch” these days. Owning a Rolex watch is now more accessible than ever, thanks to an impressive production run spanning decades and numerous references. With some research, you can get your hands on a piece of Rolex history for a fraction of the price of a new one. The collection’s core design hasn’t changed much over the years, although it has evolved considerably.

This movement, cal. 1055 necessitated a more significant case to accommodate the new day disc option as well as the self-winding mechanism, which necessitated a more substantial issue. As with almost every Rolex timepiece, the case design and movement were meticulously honed to provide a more comfortable and secure fit on the person’s wrist. This form of movement eventually found its way into the 180x collection of Day-Date timepieces.

Hacking seconds and a Single Quickset function were added to the watch movement in 1970s, making it the most significant change since the introduction of the cal. 1556. Wearers can synchronize and fine-tune their watches by hacking the second hand. Changing the month’s date is as simple as rotating the crown on a Single Quickset watch.

When quartz-powered style watches first became popular in the 1980s, it was during a period known as the “Quartz Crisis.” Rolex developed the cal. 5355 to replace cal. 5055 in its Day-Date models, which had fallen out of favor.

It was the 182xx set, which came to market at the end of the 1980s, that introduced cal. 3155 and the Double Quickset function. It was the Day-go-to-Date movement for several decades after that. Users of Double Quickset can change the day and date display without having to rotate the crown in complete 24 hour cycles.

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