1970 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 ref. 1601 from 1970 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 # RLXDJ1601-70
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 24XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "Sigma"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case retains thick and symmetrical lugs that display light signs of honest use. The white gold fluted bezel is believed to remain unpolished with crisp edges and honest signs of use. The Rolex 62510H Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 20 links that show normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet.


The silver "sigma" dial is in excellent overall condition, showing only light signs of age with no notable damage present. The tritium lume plots have taken on a handsome creamy yellow coloration and show subtle degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands have aged lighter than the dial with no visible degradation present 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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