Rolex

1966 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1603) Silver Dial W/ Box & Papers

$ 5,500

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. 1603 retains its original silver "Pie-Pan" dial and original engine turned bezel, perfectly suited for everyday wear. 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.

SPECS

Stock # RLXDJ1603-66/2
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1603
Serial 14XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex Rolled-Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces

CASE & BRACELET

The strong case shows signs of a light past polishing and retains thick and even lugs that exhibit light signs of honest use. The stainless steel engine turned bezel is crisp and unpolished with minimal signs of use. The original Rolex rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 20 links that show some stretch but is in overall excellent condition for its age.

DIAL & HANDS

The silver sunburst "pie-pan" has an excellent vintage aesthetic and is in overall great condition and shows some light patina from age. The tritium lume plots have taken on a beautiful creamy patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The silver date wheel shows closed 6's and 9's which is correct for the era.

ACCESSORIES 

The watch comes complete with its original box, which shows significant wear, original guarantee papers, Swimpruf hangtag, and cigarette card. The watch is functioning flawlessly, previous service history is unknown.