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For sale we have a classic 1988 Rolex Lady Datejust bi-metal, Stainless and 18k gold watch. It has a 26mm case and is the reference 69173. It has an 18k yellow gold Rolex signed screw down crown, allowing it 100m water resistance. It has the 18k yellow gold fluted bezel with a sapphire crystal with date magnifier.  It is a classic champagne dial with baton hour markers with lume plots, applied Rolex logo, Oyster perpetual datejust signing and chronometer signing, with date window. It has its original baton hands with luminous in-fill to the centre. The dial is signed T Swiss T to the foot. It is presented on its original steel and 18k gold jubilee bracelet with signed Rolex clasp. Inside is the Rolex cal 2135 automatic, chronometer grade movement.


This is a nice original example, that hasn’t been toyed about with, or had aftermarket parts fitted. Whilst full size Datejusts are often worn on a ladies wrist today, these still represent an iconic and classic timepiece for a ladies wrist. This is demonstrated by the increase in value of this reference over the last 10 years.


The watch comes with an original Rolex inner and outer box, but no paperwork. It has a service receipt from Goldsmiths dating to 2011. It has since been serviced by an independent watchmaker.


Full condition report below. Please see the images as these compliment and aid the description provided below.



The Champagne dial is original with sunburst finish and is in very good original condition. It has no signs of ageing to it.



The hands are original of luminous baton design, in a gold tone. They are in very good condition with no signs of ageing. The lume in-fill is original.



The sapphire crystal is original with date magnifier. It has no marking and is in very good condition.



The 18ct gold Rolex crown is original and in good condition, functioning as it should, screwing down well.



The case is formed of Stainless Steel and is in decent condition with light surface scratching and some nicks. The brushed finish on the top is good, with polished finish to the sides. The lugs are well shaped with little signs of wear to the drilled lugs. The polished sides of the lugs have some nicks. The 18ct gold fluted bezel is original. It has signs of wear over its age and isn’t as sharp as original.



The case back is stainless steel and is in good condition with brushed face and polished exterior. The finishimg has light surface scratching associated with ageing. The coin edge is good an without much wear, with no signs of poor opening attempts. The signing is clear, apart from some wear to “design”.



The watch comes on its original Rolex Jubilee bracelet, reference 62523D, which is steel and 18ct gold. It will fit up to a 7.5” wrist diameter. It has some wear to it, but still has life before it needs refurbishing. The finishing is good.



The movement is a Rolex calibre 2135. It is a chronometer grade automatic movement with a jewel count of 29 and a frequency of 28,800 BPH. It has a quickset date function.


The movement has been serviced. It’s keeping time to within +10 seconds a day, with an amplitude of 300 degrees and a beat error of 0.1m/s.


Case dimensions:

Case width: 26mm

Case width with crown: 28.5mm

Case length: 25mm

Case length lug to lug: 32.5mm

Case Depth: 11.5mm

Lug width: 13mm

1988 Rolex Lady Datejust bi-metal Jubilee bracelet Ref 69173 cal 2135 serviced

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