1966 Rolex Two-Tone Datejust (Ref. 1601) "Doorstop Dial" W/ Box & Papers

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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There's so much to love about this 60s Datejust reference 1601! This two-tone example is especially well preserved and delivers everything you want from an early dress watch, from the excellent fluted bezel, desirable lume patina to the sought-after doorstop dial. This is a perfect dress piece that sets itself apart from the crowd as an understated statement of individuality!


Stock # RLXTTDJ1601-66
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 58XXXX
Size Men's
Material SS / 14K YG
Dial Silver "Doorstop"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex Rolled Link Two-Tone Jubilee W/ 55 End Pieces


The strong case has been very lightly polished in the past and retains both full and symmetrical lugs with light signs of honest use. The yellow gold fluted bezel is in excellent unpolished condition and shows light signs of use. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee two-tone bracelet with 55 end pieces is stamped 6/67 and retains 19 links that show normal stretch for the bracelets aged and style. The watch comes with 3 additional bracelet links. 


The silver sunburst dial with doorstop markers is in exceptional and original condition, exhibiting no age or blemishes. The tritium lume plots have achieved a charming creamy patina and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light, remaining full and round. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely and display no damage or degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic date wheel is era correct with closed 6's and 9's.


The watch comes complete with its original box, hangtags, sales receipt, and Rolex guarantee booklet. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time and functioning perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.