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Rolex OysterQuartz Datejust 17000

Rolex OysterQuartz Datejust 17000

The OysterQuartz Datejust is an iconic timepiece in the history of Rolex since it is the only watch by Rolex which is powered by a quartz movement. It has a date function and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The OysterQuartz Rolex has a distinctive shape and design with an integrated bracelet in the case.

The Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 17000 has a design that is iconic for the Oysterquartz range, and not available on any other Rolex watches, which is the integrated bracelet design. The integrated bracelet design means that the bracelet is integrated with the design of the case, making them a unity, creating a watch that has a very seamless design.

The Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 17000 has a quartz movement that is unlike most other quartz movements. The Oysterquartz 17000 was equipped with the in-house caliber 5035. Rolex’s quartz movements weren’t meant to be just like all the other quartz movements, but instead, they featured a complicated design which was meant to improve the lifetime of the Oysterquartz Datejust and make it as high quality as their mechanical movements. The Rolex Oysterquartz is actually far from your regular quartz movement, as it is far more advanced, and features much more technological advancements than the regular quartz movements.

The Oysteruqartz watches are very affordable if you compare them with most other Rolex watches, and because they haven’t been manufactured in huge numbers, it’s expected that they will become more difficult to find in the future, and thus increase in price. The Rolex Oysterquartz tends to split opinions, where some people absolutely love it and find it an interesting part of Rolex’s history, whereas other people see the Oysterquartz as nothing but a quartz watch.

BASIC INFO
Model OysterQuartz Datejust
Reference number 17000
Year 1979
Box Yes
Papers No
Case size 36 mm
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Steel
Dial color White
Clasp Fold clasp