1969 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1603) Lavender 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. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee shirt.    

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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 its understated sophistication and this example is no exception, featuring a beautiful and rare lavender "pie-pan" dial.


Stock # RLXDJ160368-4
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1603
Serial 22XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Lavender
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The impressive case features very thick and symmetrical lugs that retain factory finishing and exhibit honest wear from use. The stainless steel engine-turned bezel is in crisp condition showing gentle signs of previous use. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces is stamped 2/70 and retains 22 links that show normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet and will fit up to a 7 3/4-inch wrist.


The original and exceptional lavender "pie-pan" dial boasts a vivid and beautiful purple coloration. The dial displays some subtle spots from age but features no actual damage and is in excellent vintage condition overall. The tritium lume plots all remain intact and have achieved a lovely cream-colored patina, under U.V. light inspection the 11 and 12 o'clock lume plots exhibit minor degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic date wheel is original with "open" 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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