1964 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Silver "SWISS" Only Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and most beloved Rolex watches ever made. Launched in 1945, it has remained a timeless classic, instantly recognizable as an item of advanced quality and functional design. The Datejust’s exemplary style makes it an extremely versatile choice, worn just as easily with a suit as with jeans and a t-shirt. The Datejust would make a wonderful starting point for a new vintage collector and is always a great addition to an expanding collection.

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This 1964 Datejust Ref. 1601 retains its original "pie-pan" silver sunburst "SWISS" only dial and is in excellent condition with its Jubilee bracelet and white gold fluted bezel. This piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. 


Stock # RLXDJ160164
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 10XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "SWISS" Only
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H "Rolled-Link" Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The case is in overall great condition and has been polished in the past, showing minimal signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel remains very crisp and in excellent overall condition. The Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet retains 22 links that feature normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet and will fit up to a 7 1/2-inch wrist. 


The original and stunning "pie-pan" silver sunburst "SWISS" only dial is in remarkable condition, the dial exhibits a subtle yet attractive tonal texture throughout. The early tritium lume plots have taken on a lovely golden patina and under U.V. light inspection only the 7 o'clock lume plot exhibits light degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present under U.V. light inspection. The metallic date wheel is likely an early OEM service unit with closed 6's and 9's.


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

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