1970 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Silver Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and 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 Datejust ref. 1601 dates to 1970 retains its original silver "pie-pan" stick marker dial, original Oyster bracelet, and white gold fluted bezel all in excellent condition. 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 # RLXDJ160170-7
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 23XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 7836 Oyster Bracelet W/ 258 End Pieces


The exceptional case retains very thick and symmetrical lugs that exhibit minimal signs of previous polishing, crisp finishing, and light signs of honest use. The white gold fluted bezel remains extremely crisp with minimal signs of prior use. The original Rolex 7835 folded-link Oyster bracelet with 258 end pieces is stamped 2/70 and retains 11 links that show minimal stretch and will fit up to a 6 3/4-inch wrist.


The original silver sunburst "pie-pan" dial is in remarkably well-preserved condition and features unique satin-brushed markers. The dial itself shows no damage and only nominal elements of age that are virtually invisible to the naked eye. The tritium lume plots have achieved a handsome creamy patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly but feature some dark spots as well, under U.V. light inspected the hands don't display degradation. The metallic date wheel is original with "closed" 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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