1966 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) 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.    

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 a beautiful and early silver dial with "doorstop" style markers.


Stock # RLXDJ160366-3
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 13XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver 
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Rolled-Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The wonderful case shows minimal signs of previous polishing and retains full and symmetrical lugs that show light signs of honest use. The white gold fluted bezel is in excellent condition and remains unpolished, showing no major signs of use. The original Rolex 6251H bracelet with 55 end pieces is stamped 4/66 and retains 22 links that show normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet.


The lovely silver sunburst "pie-pan" dial with doorstop 6 and 9 markers is in simply fantastic original condition, showing a lovely vintage aesthetic with no major signs of age. The tritium lume plots have taken on a lovely creamy patina and all remain intact, under U.V. light inspection only the 7 o'clock lume plot displays very minor degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


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