1973 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1603) Blue "Non-Luminous" 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. The Datejust would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection.

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This Rolex Datejust ref. 1603 from 1973 features a non-luminous blue "pie-pan" dial which is both stunning and very uncommon. 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 # RLXDJ1603-73/6
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1603
Serial 32XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Blue
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case is in very thick and impressive condition, showing symmetrical lugs that show honest signs of light use. The stainless steel engine-turned bezel exhibits minimal signs of previous use and features crisp original finishing throughout. The original Rolex 6251H bracelet with 55 end pieces 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 non-luminous blue sunburst "pie-pan" dial is in virtually flawless condition, exhibiting no age or damage whatsoever. The original non-luminous hands retain the factory white enamel, however, it does show some cracking in the hour hand and there is partial enamel loss in the minute hand. The metallic date wheel is original with "open" 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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