It took me 32 years....

Jun 07, 2019,05:19 AM

but yesterday finally here, my one and only grail ๐Ÿ˜

My first gold watch and a bit overwhelmed really so hopefully I can get used to it.

1980 Daydate 18038. In immaculate condition as it left the factory some 39 years ago ๐Ÿ˜Š

Had to be this reference number for the thicker case and especially just a bit wider at the side of the crown.

Thanks for looking!

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Thank you Nicolas...

 By: Gmtmaster : June 7th, 2019-05:26
very happy and grateful!

Thatโ€™s a GREAT feeling

 By: baufoam : June 7th, 2019-05:26
To finally get a watch that you have always wanted. Very cool. Congratulations!

Thank you sir...

 By: Gmtmaster : June 7th, 2019-05:33
saw this watch for the first time 32 years ago and to be able to find this specific reference number in such condition was a bit of luck i guess.

Thank you sir..

 By: Gmtmaster : June 7th, 2019-05:30
being 54 years old that will be a tough act haha!

Thanks Cpt Scarlet. [nt]

 By: Gmtmaster : June 7th, 2019-06:05

Big Congrats on your new catch GMTmaster!! I know the feeling of finally capturing a long long pursued grail! This piece looks in an awesome condition for its age. I also feel that these...

 By: Subexplorer : June 7th, 2019-06:12
... old versions of the classic DD have a very special charm and are delicious to have on the wrist. An stunning watch! Enjoy it so much and in the best of good health!! Cheers! Abel

Muchรญsimas gracias sr Abel

 By: Gmtmaster : June 7th, 2019-07:53
it was a long wait but finally here! Thank you for the kind words!


 By: Uncle Chico : June 7th, 2019-07:01
I wore mine for 30 years before selling it. It took a while for my wrist to get used to no longer carrying the weight. Wear it often and in good health.

Thank you sir

 By: Gmtmaster : June 7th, 2019-07:54
will wear it as often as possible!


 By: Jurry : June 7th, 2019-07:36
What a fantastic piece and after such a journey itโ€™s like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow Wear it in good health and pride for many many years

A pot of gold indeed it is...

 By: Gmtmaster : June 7th, 2019-07:55
thank you for the kind words!

Thanks. [nt]

 By: Gmtmaster : June 8th, 2019-01:38


 By: descartes1 : June 7th, 2019-09:41
A piece to surely enjoy

I will do for sure! [nt]

 By: Gmtmaster : June 8th, 2019-03:50

Thanks.. [nt]

 By: Gmtmaster : June 8th, 2019-03:49

Stunningly clean example

 By: Spartacus : June 7th, 2019-13:11
Congratulations. Enjoy it in the best of health.


 By: Gmtmaster : June 8th, 2019-03:47
Thank you sir.

Thank you sir, a small detail...

 By: Gmtmaster : June 8th, 2019-01:37
Having been looking at DD for so long I was able to narrow it down that only the first few years (1978-1983 aprox) of the ref 18038, they were made with this slightly wider case.

Thanks [nt]

 By: Gmtmaster : June 8th, 2019-03:46

Mine from 1973

 By: happymsp : June 8th, 2019-03:57
say hello too, a special Rolex from my late Father when company's partners gave him on firm's 25th anniversary in 1973. I took it for a full service some years ago, to bring the shine and glory back. ...  


 By: Gmtmaster : June 8th, 2019-05:31
and most important a history with your family, hopefully one day you can pass it on!


 By: Quan : June 8th, 2019-04:34
Bling2 Looks good on your wrist

Indeed a bit bling..

 By: Gmtmaster : June 8th, 2019-05:32
slowly getting used to it, thank you.

Wow, so nice to have and wear. Congratulations. ๐Ÿ‘

 By: geross : June 10th, 2019-23:30
So long the longing, at last. So fulfilling. Wear in good health. Geross ๐Ÿ˜‰

Very long waiting indeed..

 By: Gmtmaster : June 10th, 2019-23:50
Thank you Geross and have a nice day.