1974 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Non-Luminous Silver "Sigma" 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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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 # RLXDJ1601-74/3
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 38XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "Sigma"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The impressive case shows minimal signs of use and retains exceptionally thick lugs that feature crisp finishing and symmetrical dimensions. The white gold fluted bezel is crisp and unpolished, showing only light signs of use throughout. The Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces was sourced on the watch and retains 20 links that show moderate stretch for the style and age of the bracelet and will fit up to a 7 1/4-inch wrist.


The original non-luminous "pie-pan" silver sunburst Sigma dial is in flawless condition, showing no damage or age. The original tritium hands are also in excellent condition and the tritium lume features a subtle ivory tone 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 is keeping time perfectly backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.

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