Rolex Yellow Gold Day-Date Wood Dial Watch Ref. 18038

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Year of issue: 1980

Reference number: 18038

Serial number: 6,47X,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 14,000

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: Day-Date Reference: 18038 Gender: Unisex Year: 1980 Material: 18k YG Dial Color: Original Wood Dial Dimensions: 36mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Yellow Gold Bracelet Box/Paper: Leather Travel Case Condition: Likely Never Polished, Original Finish SKU: 135409 This Rolex Day-Date 18038 features a stunning, burl wood dial in fantastic original condition. Not only is this rare dial in great condition, the case of this watch is as well. With tarnish from years of being unpolished, sharp edges and thick lugs, this is truly a special watch. 


Justin Gruenberg


In 1956, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date made its debut. Available only in 18 ct gold or platinum, it was the first wristwatch to display the date and day of the week spelt out in full in a window on the dial. With the President bracelet, originally created specially for it, the Day-Date continues to be the watch par excellence of influential people.


Rolex watches have long been associated with those who have, over time, guided the destiny of the world. No matter their vision, their domain of excellence, or their achievements, the one thing these exceptional men and women have in common is often their watch: the Day-Date.