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Rolex Datejust 69173 Review

Rolex Datejust 69173 Review

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The Rolex Datejust 69173, an epitome of classic design and high-precision engineering, stands as a testament to Rolex's enduring commitment to excellence. Originally introduced in the 1980s, this watch model has become a revered piece among watch enthusiasts and collectors alike, with its timeless aesthetic and dependable functionality. The model showcases a variety of notable features, including a wide range of dial variations, a 26mm case size, and the distinct Rolex Jubilee bracelet. Its availability is limited due to its discontinued status, but you can confidently purchase it at our downtown Los Angeles store or online at watchguys.com.

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History Of The Rolex Datejust 69173

The Rolex Datejust 69173 represents a rich legacy that dates back to the 1980s. It's a part of the larger Datejust family, which was first launched in 1945 to mark Rolex's 40th anniversary. The Datejust 69173, with its two-tone "Rolesor" blend of stainless steel and 18k gold, brought a new level of luxury and elegance to the Datejust line. The model enjoyed a robust production run before eventually being replaced by updated versions, but it continues to hold a special place in the hearts of Rolex aficionados worldwide.

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Key Features Of The Rolex Datejust 69173

Dial Variations: Options include a range of colors, including champagne, white, silver, and blue, with diamond hour markers available
Size: 26mm case diameter
Metal: Stainless steel and 18k yellow gold, a combination known as "Rolesor"
Bezel: Fluted 18k gold bezel
Bracelet Type: Jubilee bracelet
Movement: Self-winding automatic movement
Caliber: Rolex Caliber 2135
Years Produced: Predominantly during the 1980s and 1990s

Prices of Rolex Datejust 69173

Retail price: Discontinued
Average Secondary Market Price: $3,995
The secondary price depends on multiple factors such as the condition, dial, whether or not the watch includes factory box and paperwork.

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Complications & Movement of The Datejust 69173 

The Rolex Datejust 69173 features a reliable and precise Rolex Caliber 2135 self-winding automatic movement. This COSC-certified chronometer movement has a date complication that changes instantaneously at midnight, a feature that was ground-breaking at the time of its introduction.

Who Wears The Rolex Datejust 69173

The Rolex Datejust 69173 has a broad appeal, with its classic design and versatile aesthetic. It's worn by individuals who appreciate the timeless style and precision of Rolex watches, whether they're seasoned collectors or casual wearers. This model shares similarities with other Rolex watches, particularly within the Datejust family. It's most akin to other two-tone "Rolesor" Datejust models, which also feature the distinctive blend of steel and gold, the date complication, and the iconic Rolex Cyclops lens over the date. The Datejust 69173 is a versatile timepiece, perfectly suited for both formal and casual settings.

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