They did, and it was during that time in the seventies when everyone thought quartz was the way of the future. Will they hold value or become the most sought after pieces ever produced by Rolex? Well, they are soft now and I think they will be soft for many years to come. The Oysterquartz models are expensive to service, semi-attractive, and overall a piece that watch geeks wager bets on if they are real or not. I’m not a fan, but some might be willing to bet on the collectability.
Watch pictured is a two-tone white Roman dial Oysterquartz Datejust model 17013.