1966 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Non-Luminous Dial W/ Early RSC Paper

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.    

Vintage Rolex DateJust Ad

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 in beautiful condition.


Stock # RLXDJ1601-66/2
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 15XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "Non-Luminous"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 555 End Pieces


The excellent case retains full and symmetrical lugs that exhibit honest signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel shows light signs of honest use and is in overall excellent condition. The later Rolex Datejust 62510H bracelet with 555 end pieces retains 19 links that show moderate stretch from use and will fit up to a 7 1/2 inch wrist.


The non-luminous dial features unique block markers and is in great vintage condition, showing no major blemishes or marks and only minimal aging and the outer edge. The non-luminous hands are in excellent condition as well.


The watch comes with early Rolex Service Center documentation from the year 1980. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.