1968 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Silver "Linen 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.   

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This specific ref. 1601 from 1968 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. Perfectly worn in any setting from formal to casual. 


Stock # RLXDJ160168L
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 18XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver "Linen"
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet Rolex 62510H Rolled-Link Jubilee W/ 55 End Pieces


The symmetrical case retains strong lugs and has been lightly polished in the past. The white gold fluted bezel is in excellent condition showing very little signs of use. The Rolex 62510h rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 18 links and shows normal stretch for the age and style of the bracelet.


This beautiful silver linen dial is extremely clean, showing no signs of aging or blemishes. The lume plots have developed a lovely ivory patina, under U.V. light inspection the 2, 3, and 4 o'clock plots showing minor degradation, the rest of the lume plots remain fully intact. The original tritium hands have aged darker than the lume of the dial, and show no degradation or lume loss under U.V. light inspection. The silver date wheel is believed to be an early replacement with closed 6's and 9's.


None. The watch was just serviced and running at COSC spec. The watch will come with a 1-year warranty for accurate timekeeping.