1965 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Non-Luminous Dial

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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Worn with ease in any setting, the Datejust is a classic for a reason. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its understated sophistication and this example is no exception, featuring the alluring and sought-after non-luminous dial and handset that have achieved a stunning patina that makes this watch truly unique and special.


Stock # RLXDJ160165
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 12XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "Patina"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Rolled-Link Jubilee W/ 55 End Pieces


The strong case has been very lightly polished in the past and remains in excellent condition with symmetrical lugs that show some signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel is in beautiful condition with minimal signs of previous use. The Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee with 55 end pieces is in good vintage condition overall and retains 22 links that show stretch, which is common for bracelets of this style and age.


The silver sunburst non-luminous dial has aged to achieved a beautiful vintage patina that is consisitent throughout. The original solid hands are in wonderful condition as well. The metallic date wheel is original with closed 6's and 9's which is correct for this era.


None. The watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.