1963 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Silver "Swiss Only" 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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This ref. 1601 from 1963 would make a great start for a new vintage collector or be a great addition to an expanding collection. We love the Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. Perfectly worn in any setting from formal to casual.


Stock # RLXDJ1601-63/5
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 89XXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Rolled-Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case features crisp, thick, and symmetrical lugs that show minimal signs of previous polishing and minimal signs of previous use. The white gold fluted bezel also remains in crisp condition with only gentle signs of use present. The original Rolex 6251H Rolex Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces dates to 1963 and retains 22 links that show normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet and will fit up to an 8-inch wrist. 


The original "Swiss only" silver sunburst "pie-pan" dial is in truly remarkable condition, showing almost no age and no damage whatsoever. The early tritium lume plots all remain intact and feature a subtle ivory color, under U.V. light inspection a few elements of degradation are present in some of the lumes, however, they do not affect the dimension of the plots and are only nominal in nature. The original tritium dauphine hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic date wheel is original with "closed" 6's and 9's.


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