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Rolex President day-date ref 18388 full diamond factory set circa 1989



Rolex Day-Date 18388 Diamond dial, bezel and lugs

Rolex factory diamond set day-date from the 1980’s in outstanding condition. The Rolex 18388 day-date is a reference you don’t come across every day. Whether you like it or not the full diamond set day-date watches are very exclusive and impressive. Rolex only used the best quality stones for their watches and quality of diamond setting at Rolex is outstanding as well.

This exclusive 36mm day-date model was very popular among a small public in the 1990’s, a factory diamond set Rolex day-date was expensive in this configuration and often sold to celebrities, actors and rappers for whom this watch was the ultimate expression of ‘bling’ as seen in this 1990’s video clip.

The watch we offer for sale has an L serial number which dates back to circa 1989, its one of the earlier produced ref 18388 Rolex watches and despite the watch is 30 years old the condition is marvelous, it shows minimal signs of wearing and the bracelet has no stretch at all.

We sell this gem with the original box and booklets, the original guarantee paper is not present with the watch but we deliver a 1 year full guarantee with the watch. Worldwide shipping available.

Please contact us for more information, high quality pictures or other questions.


Details of the watch

Rolex Day-Date
yellow gold
36mm case (without crown)
double quickset date
sapphire crystal
ref 18388
L serial 1989
factory diamond bezel, dial and lugs
president bracelet with concealed clasp
full original condition


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