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Ladies 18ct Rolex Linen dial President with box and papers

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Ladies 18ct Rolex Linen dial President with box and papers reference 69178.

The Rolex Linen dial is one of the more sought after dial variations found on vintage Rolex watches. With an elegant and discreet finish, the lines run both horizontal and vertical across the dial. Made for the Asian market in the 1970’s to 1980’s, it should not be confused with the Shantung dial which only has horizontal lines.

This Rolex President 69178 has the original Rolex linen dial that makes it so elegant. Since its release in 1956, the Rolex Day Date “President” 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 “Presidents’ watch” 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 “President” 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.v

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