1968 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1603) Lavender Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved Rolex watches ever created. Since the Datejust was launched in 1945 it has remained a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of quality and functional design.   

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Worn with ease in any setting, the Datejust is a classic for a reason. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and understated sophistication and this example is no exception, featuring a flawless and rare lavender "pie-pan" dial. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as with jeans and a tee shirt. 


Stock # RLXDJ1603-68/4
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1603
Serial 20XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Lavender
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The very crisp and thick case retains symmetrical lugs that have been recently polished to exhibit factory-like finishing throughout. The stainless steel engine-turned bezel displays gentle signs of use and is in excellent overall condition. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 21 links that show normal stretch from use and will fit up to a 7 1/2-inch wrist.


The original "pie pan" dial features an especially vibrant lavender color and is truly an exceptional example, showing gentle signs of expected age but no actual damage. The tritium lume plots have taken on a lovely golden-yellow patina, and all the lume plots remain intact when inspected under UV light, though the 4 o'clock plot exhibits nominal degradation. The original non-luminous solid steel baton hands are in excellent condition. The metallic date wheel is original with "closed" 6's and 9's.


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

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