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Rolex - 1018 - Oyster Perpetual

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Rolex - 1018 - Oyster Perpetual
Name 1018
Family Oyster Perpetual
Movement Rolex 1570 (Details)
Years in Production 1961 - 1980
Case Diameter (mm) 36
Mechanism Automatic
Chronometer Yes
Hacking Yes
Date Function No
Quickset No
Chronograph No
Power Reserve (Hours) 42
Frequency (bph) 19,800
Jewel Count 26
Shape Round
Crown Position 3 O'Clock
Crystal Material Acrylic
Band Type Bracelet
Band Replaceable Yes

Notes: Most 1018' seem to be made in stainless steel with matching bracelets. If it’s a simple, vintage Rolex watch that you seek, we recommend the Oyster Perpetual ref. 1018 that we have for sale here today. Its 36mm Oyster case offers a slim profile on the wrist and is paired with a matching stainless steel smooth bezel and five-piece link Jubilee bracelet. The dial is the focal point of this men's Rolex and is topped with index hour markers, dauphine hands, and minimal text. As with most watches of this age, the dial shows some signs of wear which only adds to its character and appeal. If you purchase just one vintage piece, make it the Oyster Perpetual ref. 1018.

The 1570 movement superseded the 1560, but shared the vast majority of its elements, with a few notable improvements. The 1570 marked the third generation of the 1500 series. It comes with the balance assembly Rolex p/n 8106, again with a Breguet hairspring. However, it’s with a higher frequency of 19,800 bph, or 2.75Hz.

The 1570 was also equipped (starting in 1972) with a hacking feature. The 1570 became one of the most popular and highly regarded movements Rolex had so far produced. Used in the continuing series of Oyster Perpetuals, it was still powering the 5512 Submariner in 1978 and even the Explorer ref. 1016 until the end of its run in the late eighties.

Family Notes: In 1926, Hans Wilsdorf introduced the Oyster watch which used a waterproof case, hence the name. He added "Perpetual" to the name when in 1933 he introduced a reliable automatic self-winding watch. Hence the name means "Waterproof, Self-Winding" in Rolex-speak and generally means the watch is water resistant to a depth of 100 meters.

Item created by: gdm on 2018-10-12 20:31:36

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