*Unpolished* 1970 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1600) "Tropical" Non-Luminous Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved Rolex watches ever made. This classic dress watch has been produced by the Swiss luxury watchmaker since 1945 and has remained a timeless classic that is instantly recognizable as an item of refined quality and functional design. The Datejust was designed for everyday wear, and its sleek and elegant design makes it one of the most universally loved watches for both men and women.

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This 1970 Rolex Datejust ref. 1600 features a richly patinated "pie pan" dial that exudes a unique vintage charm and vibrant aesthetic. Paired with the uncommon smooth bezel and the Jubilee bracelet, this early Datejust is sure to make it to the front of your wristwatch rotation, whether it's a stand-alone piece or part of an expanding collection. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and classic sophistication. 


Stock # RLXDJ160070
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1600
Serial 23XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Tropical
Millimeters 36
Strap Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The exceptional case is believed to remain unpolished as the original integrity of the factory dimensions and finishing remain crips and fully present with honest signs of light use shown. The smooth stainless steel bezel exhibits gentle wear and is in excellent overall condition. The case back retains its original finishing in crisp condition. The Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 22 links that show light stretch for the age and style of the bracelet and will fit up to a 7 1/2-inch wrist.


The original non-luminous "pie-pan" dial has achieved a downright stunning patina comprised of creamy yellow to vibrant orange color hues throughout the dial. The dial does show some nominal signs of age which is expected for a dial with a patina as rich as this, and there is a faint mark on the dial to the left of the hand stack, though it is hard to see with the naked eye. The original solid steel hands are in excellent condition. The metallic date wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's.


None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.

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