Just got a 1803 rolex wideboy in yellow gold.
Any other wideboys here?
one of my favorite
Super nice @guaranteed.rohu
Very cool! Wear in good health.
I love them! Almost bought a wide boy 1601 a few years back. Waited too long and lost out on the deal, and it was nearly half of what they’re going for now... of course!
Very nice! Wide-boy pairs exceptionally well in your configuration, with matching case, dial, and hands color.
Just saw Hodinkee posted this article with Ford's wide-boy DD. https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/henry-ford-iis-solid-gold-18k-rolex-day-date-christies-auction
Iove these too. I don't have one but always planned to add a white gold day date wide boy to the collection. Just love the look.
These wideboys are not easy to find, love them.
Why are they nicknamed "wideboys" ?
The hour markers are wider than normal markers.
And the hands are as wide as the markers; although many are found without the original hands.
I saw that too! going for a very low estimate haha. No doubt it'll end up triple or more than it's estimate.
And thanks, yeah I ideally might want the grey dial wideboy as my first choice, but I do really like this colour. I don't think photos can capture it that well, but vintage yellow gold really fades to a beautiful almost semi-rose-gold patina
Price realized is apparently USD 18,750
Is that about right ?
certainly a few thousand or more above what it would normally get, but that is also Henry Ford's rolex DD wideboy, so its hard to value historical provenance.
Also - I assume there's another 20% or so on top of that price, as the auction fee
I was offered one @ 18k € no other fee. It was in great condition!! Oye. Prices for these seem pretty strong
It seems like generally interest in yellow gold is rising again, in society at large!
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