1963 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) No lume "Tropical" 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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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 an expanding collection. 


Stock # RLXDJ1601T63
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 95XXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver (Tropical)
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex Rolled-Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case has been lightly polished in the past, retaining very full and even lugs. The white gold fluted bezel remains in excellent unpolished condition exhibiting light wear from use. The crystal has been replaced with a non-cyclops "tropic" crystal which gives the watch an interesting look that displays the dial fully. The Rolex rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces remains in great condition and exhibits normal stretch for the age of this bracelet.


This no lume "doorstep" tropical silver dial is absolutely stunning. The tropical patina of the watch is an even champagne coloration giving this watch a unique and stylish appearance. The original "alpha" style hands are solid and remain in excellent condition, showing light oxidation which is common for this era. The metallic date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.


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