1975 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1603) Silver Dial W/ "Pumpkin" Lume

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved Rolex watches ever made. This classic dress watch has been produced by the Swiss luxury watchmaker since 1945 and has remained a timeless classic that is instantly recognizable as an item of refined quality and functional design. The Datejust was designed for everyday wear, and its sleek and elegant design makes it one of the most universally loved watches for both men and women.

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Worn with ease in any setting, the Datejust is a classic for a reason. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its understated sophistication and this example is no exception, featuring a bright and beautiful silver dial with vibrant "pumpkin" lume.


Stock # RLXDJ1603-75/5
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1603
Serial 39XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver 
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 555 End Pieces


The impressive case shows honest signs of use and retains thick and symmetrical lugs that show minimal evidence of previous polishing. The stainless steel bezel is very crisp and shows gentle signs of use throughout. The Rolex 62510H Jubilee bracelet with 555 end pieces dates to 1976 and is potentially original to the watch, the bracelet retains 19 links that show light stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/4-inch wrist.


The original silver sunburst "pie pan" dial is flawless, showing no age or damage. The tritium lume on the dial plots and in the hands has acheived a stunning and vibrant "pumpkin" orange patina with no degradation present in either the dial or hands. The metallic date wheel is orignial with "open" 6's and 9's.


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.

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