1969 Rolex Datejust (ref.1601) Silver 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 1969 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 # RLXDJ1601-69
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 21XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet Folded Link 6251H Jubilee With 55 ends


The case retains full thick lugs and is in fantastic condition. WG fluted bezel remains in excellent unpolished condition showing almost no wear. The original Rolex 6251H with 55 end pieces jubilee is stamped 4/69 and shows normal stretch this era of bracelet.


The wonderful warm silver sunburst "Pie Pan" dial is in flawless original condition. The tritium lume dots and lume filled hands have taken a wonderful ivory like patina are fully intact and show no lume degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.


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