1964 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) "Swiss Only" Brushed-Silver Doorstop 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 1964 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 # RLXDJ1601-64/3
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 10XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Brushed Silver "Doorstop"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Rolled-Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case retains thick and symmetrical lugs that display crisp angles and finishing throughout with honest signs of use and light signs of previous polishing present. The white gold fluted bezel remains crisp with minimal signs of previous use present. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces dates to 1964 and retains 20 links that show minimal stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/4-inch wrist.


The original and rare vertically brushed metallic silver "Swiss" only pie-pan "doorstop" dial is in exceptional vintage condition with only gentle elements of age present throughout. The tan-colored tritium lume plots all remain intact, though the 7 o'clock plot does exhibit degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands are a slightly lighter color than the hands and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The metallic date wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's.


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