1966 Rolex Datejust Matte Black Dial (Ref. 1601)

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 specific 1966 Datejust Ref. 1601 is classic and clean. The striking matte black dial with stick markers, accompanied by its original 18k bezel and Ref. 6251H folded link jubilee bracelet would make a great daily driver that would find itself suitable for almost any setting casual to formal!


Stock # RLXDJ1601-66
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 12XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Matte Black
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet 55 Ends


The case has been previously polished but remains full and thick. The original 18k white gold fluted bezel remains unpolished showing gentle wear from use, The watch comes complete on an original Rolex 62518H folded link Jubilee bracelet stamped 3/66 with the era correct 55 end links. The bracelet does have a slight stretch which is common with Rolex folded link jubilee bracelets of this era.


The unique matte dial of this Ref. 1601 is absolutely stunning and somewhat uncommon. The tritium filled hands and lime dots are in beautiful original condition and have achieved a wonderful creamy patina. Both the hands and the lume dots show no visible lume degradation. 


None. Watch was just serviced and running at COSC spec. The watch will come with a 1-year warranty of accurate time keeping.