18ct diamond dial double quickset Rolex Day Date President 18238
Since its release in 1956, the Rolex Day Date â€śPresidentâ€ť has always remained a sought after Rolex model. The Rolex Day Date became one to represent success and accomplishment as it was worn by some very influential people. Becoming known as the â€śPresidentsâ€™ watchâ€ť as several US presidents wore one. These included US Presidents such as Dwight Eisenhower, John F Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon. The Rolex Day Date has also been worn by Winston Churchill. Initially the tern â€śPresidentâ€ť referred to the type of bracelet attached to the Day Date, however it soon came to commonly refer to the entire timepiece. The Rolex Day Date 1803 was introduced in 1961 and over the years has undergone some changes. Most notably with the movement, and until recently a now larger watch case.
This particular model is known as the double quick set and has the distinct advantage over its predecessor in that changing both the day and the date is incredibly easy. Whereas the 18038 has the quickset function for the date only and changing the day is done by turning the hands forward 24 hours, both the day and the date can easily be changed by turning the crown forward or backwards respectively.
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