1966 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1600) Silver Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and most beloved Rolex watches ever made. Launched in 1945, it has remained a timeless classic, instantly recognizable as an item of advanced quality and functional design. The Datejust’s exemplary style makes it an extremely versatile choice, worn just as easily with a suit as with jeans and a t-shirt. The Datejust would make a wonderful starting point for a new vintage collector and is always a great addition to an expanding collection.

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This specific 1970 Datejust Ref. 1600 retains its original silver "pie-pan" dial, alpha hands, its original and elusive smooth stainless steel bezel, and is in excellent condition. This piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. 


Stock # RLXDJ1600-5
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1600
Serial 13XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H "Rolled-Link" Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The strong case is in excellent, lightly polished condition with full and even lugs that exhibit light signs of use. The smooth stainless steel bezel remains unpolished and displays honest signs of use. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces is stamped 4/65 and retains 22 links that show moderate stretch which is common for the style and age of the bracelet.


The silver sunburst "pie-pan" dial is in lovely, lightly aged condition that provides a handsome vintage aesthetic. The tritium lume plots are in excellent condition and have taken on a creamy yellow patina and display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium alpha hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


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