1970 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) "Wide Boy"
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.
This specific 1970 Datejust Ref. 1601 is a unique variant and is in marvelous condition. This example is commonly referred to as the "Wide Boy" as the marker and hand configuration are much wider in look and design than the typical stick markers and baton hands more commonly found on Datejust references of the same era. This Ref.1601 retains its original 18k bezel which has taken on a fantastic patina and the case appears to not have been polished and retains the factory brushed finish.
|Silver "Wide Boy"
|Rolex 62518H Jubilee Bracelet 55 End Links
The previously polished case retains full thick lugs and is in fantastic condition. The original 18k white gold fluted bezel is in flawless condition and has achieved a slight patina. The watch comes complete on an original Rolex 62518H folded link Jubilee bracelet with era correct 55 end links. The bracelet is stamped 4/68 on the inside clasp and bears the big crown stepped clasp which is a sought after variant of the 62518H bracelet. The bracelet does have a slight stretch which is common with Rolex rolled link jubilee bracelets of this era.
The immaculate dial of this specific 1970 Datejust Ref. 1601 is a unique variant that is commonly referred to as the "Wide Boy" as the marker and hand configuration are much wider in look and design than the typical stick markers and baton hands more commonly found on Datejust references of the same era. "Wide Boy" dial and cigarette style luminous hands are in flawless condition showing no lume degradation.
None. Watch was just serviced and running at COSC spec. The watch will come with a 1-year warranty of accurate time keeping.