1963 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) "Tropical"

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 specific 1963 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) with a "tropical" dial is perfectly unique and would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to and expanding collection. 


Stock # RLXDJ1601-63
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 93XXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver (Tropical)
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Horween Shell Cordovan No. 8 Strap


The case has been previously polished but remains sharp and the lugs are thick, free from any blemishing or scratches. The original white gold bezel is also stunning and original to the watch. Watch will come with supplied with a Horween Shell Cordovan 2 pc strap as shown.


This stunning tropical original silver "Pie Pan" dial that has taken on a lovely golden tropical colored hue. Tropical dials have become highly sought after among collectors due to rarity and exclusivity. The non luminous dauphine hands are in also stunning and original condition showing very minimal patina. Some of the tritium lume dots show some degradation due to age but remain mostly intact.


The watch was fully serviced and running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on movement.