*Unpolished* 1975 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Sigma Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and most beloved Rolex watches ever made, even though the Datejust was launched in 1945 it has remained a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of refined quality and functional design. This Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee-shirt. This piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection.

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This specific ref. 1601 from 1975 would make a great start for a new vintage collector or be a great addition to an expanding collection. We love the Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. Perfectly worn in any setting from formal to casual. A Sigma dial is a Rolex dial named for the letters printed at the bottom of the dial at the 6 o'clock position. Most Rolex dials are commonly marked with “T Swiss T,” under the 6 o'clock marker, however, a Sigma dial is marked “σ T SWISS T σ.” This signifies the use of gold components within the dial.


Stock # RLXDJ1601-75
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 38XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "Sigma"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 62510H "D-Link" Jubilee Bracelet W/ 555 End Pieces


The impressive case remains unpolished, displaying excellent factory dimensions and finishing with honest signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel is unpolished as well and exhibits light signs of use. The unpolished case back retains its original factory finishing. The Rolex 62510H "D-link" Jubilee bracelet with 555 end pieces retains 20 links and exhibits minimal stretch from use.


The "pie-pan" silver sigma dial is in near flawless condition, exhibiting no blemishes or major signs of age. The tritium lume plots have aged to a beautiful eggshell coloration and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.

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