1964 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) "Alpha Hands"

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved made by Rolex. Launched in 1945, it remains a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of superior quality and functional design. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a t-shirt. The DateJust would make a great start for a new vintage collector, and is always 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 1964 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) early tritium step dial and alpha hands is perfectly unique.  It would make a great start for a new vintage collector and is and easy choice for everyday use.  


Stock # RLXDJ1601-64
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 10XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Rolled Link Jubilee "Big Crown" Clasp Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The sharp case retains full and even lugs. The White Gold fluted bezel remains in stunning condition showing little to no wear. The case back is stamped I.64. The Rolex 6251H rolled link jubilee "Big Crown" clasp bracelet with 55 end pieces remains in wonderful vintage condition showing stretch, common for the rolled link jubilee bracelets of this era. 


The beautiful early tritium "pie pan" silver dial is in stunning condition. All the lume plots remain intact, the lume of the 12 o'clock and 1 o'clock markers show minor degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium lume "alpha style" hands are an excellent stylistic feature. The hour hand remains fully intact showing no lume loss, the minute hand retains some of its original lume as shown in the photos. The silver date wheel is a later Rolex service replacement. 


None. The watch was fully serviced and running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on movement.