1969 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) No-Lume 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

This specific 1969 Datejust ref. 1601 retains its original and rare non-luminous silver "pie-pan" dial and original engine white gold fluted 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.


Stock # RLXDJ1601-69/2
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 25XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case has been minimally polished and retains symmetrical and thick lugs while exhibiting very light signs of honest use. The white gold fluted bezel is in exceptional condition. The Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 21 links that show normal stretch for the age and style of the bracelet.


The silver sunburst non-luminous "pie-pan" dial is in remarkably well-preserved condition and features gorgeous textured block markers with no damage or signs of age. The solid stainless steel hands are also in excellent condition. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


None. That watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.