1967 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1603) GILT Black Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved made by Rolex. Launched in 1945, it remains a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of superior quality and functional design. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a t-shirt. The Datejust would make a great start for a new vintage collector, and is always a great addition to an expanding collection.

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We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. The engine turned bezel on this example yields a classic and slightly less dressed up look than the gold fluted bezel more commonly found on the Datejust making it a bit more versatile, especially as a first vintage piece.  This specific example just received a complete overhaul and is running flawlessly!


Stock # RLXDJ1603-67
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1603
Serial 15XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Black GILT
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet Rolex U.S.A. Made Oval-Link Jubilee


The strong case has been lightly polished, showing light wear. The stainless steel engine-turned bezel remains unpolished and is in excellent condition. The U.S.A. made, Rolex oval link Jubilee bracelet remains unpolished, retaining all of its original links and exhibits normal stretch for its age.


The beautiful black gilt dial is in wonderful vintage condition, without scratching or blemishes. The tritium lume plots have aged to a nice light yellow coloration 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 sweep-seconds hand exhibits light corrosion. The metallic date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.


None. Watch is running at spec, previous service history is unknown.