Rolex Oyster Case 50th Anniversary Watch Ref.1530
Rolex Oyster Case 50th Anniversary Watch Ref.1530

Speaking of Rolex, we have to mention the three-axe, dog tooth bezel, oyster shell, and Mercedes-Benz needle of the Rolex watches, all of which are exclusive and classic elements that Rolex has always insisted on. The antique watch that we want to talk about today is a special commemorative model that is launched by Rolex to commemorate the Oyster case. At the same time, it is also the predecessor of the Rolex Datejust watch with quartz movement. Now let’s take a look at the Rolex Ref.1530 watch

If you don't look carefully at first glance, it is estimated that many people will mistake it for the Rolex Datejust Ref.17000 watch with quartz movement. The two watches are basically the same in the design of the strap and case, and the function is also three-pin and they are all Datejust watches, making them look similar.

There are two major differences between Ref.1530 and Ref.17000. One is that the position of the luminous point is different. The luminous point of Ref.17000 is the same as that of most Rolex watches on the dial. The position of the luminous point of Ref.1530 is special and it is at the position on the inside of the bezel, which can be said to be the biggest feature of Ref.1530. The second is that the movement used in Ref.17000 is the quartz movement cal.5035 that is developed by Rolex. The Ref.1530 is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement cal.1570. One is a mechanical watch and the other is a quartz watch, which is very different.

The color of the dial is silver, with slight oxidation marks, so the dial is slightly whitish, and it uses sapphire glass, which was very rare at that time. After all, in the 1970s, acrylic glass was still the mainstream of the watch industry.

Next, let's take a look at the case of the Rolex Ref.1530 watch. The shape of this case has to be reminiscent of Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak watch, which can be said to have the same purpose. From the watch ear we can see that this watch has been polished several times so far, and the watch ear is thin. However, it is still one of the great Rolex watches that are worthy of your collection.