Rolex

1963 Rolex Datejust 14K YG (Ref. 1601) Underline Dial

$ 7,850

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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We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. This 14K yellow gold 1963 Rolex Datejust ref. 1601 features a rare and transitional underline underneath the "SCOC" text, which represents the transition of luminous materials. (Read more about the importance of Rolex underline dials on the C+T Journal.) This Datejust is perfectly unique and would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection. 

SPECS

Stock # RLXDJ160163
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 77XXXX
Size Men's
Material 14K Yellow Gold
Dial Silver "Underline"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap

CASE & BRACELET

The excellent 14K yellow gold case retains thick and symmetrical lugs with light signs of use and has been lightly polished in the past. The 14K yellow gold fluted bezel has been very lightly polished in the past and is in great overall condition. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap with a gold toned buckle.

DIAL & HANDS

The "Swiss" only "pie pan" silver sunburst dial is in overall great vintage condition showing light marks and signs of aging consistent with the age of the watch. The dial features the sought-after and elusive underline underneath the SCOC text. The early tritium lume plots have aged to a subtle cream color and exhibit light degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The non-luminous yellow gold alpha hands are in excellent condition. The metallic gold date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.

ACCESSORIES 

None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.