1970 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1600) Grey Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and most beloved Rolex watches ever made. Launched in 1945, it has remained a timeless classic, instantly recognizable as an item of advanced quality and functional design. The Datejust’s exemplary style makes it an extremely versatile choice, worn just as easily with a suit as with jeans and a t-shirt. The Datejust would make a wonderful starting point for a new vintage collector and is always a great addition to an expanding collection.

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This specific 1970 Datejust Ref. 1600 retains its original Grey "pie-pan" stick marker dial, its original and elusive smooth stainless steel bezel, and is in excellent condition. 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 # RLXDJ1600-4
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1600
Serial 25XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Grey
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H "Rolled-Link" Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The wonderful case has been lightly polished in the past and retains very full and even lugs that display honest signs of use. The smooth stainless steel bezel is in excellent condition remaining unpolished with moderate signs of use. The case does show some wear between the lugs on the serial, however, the serial is still visible. The original Rolex 6251H "rolled-link" Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces is stamped 2/71 retains 24 links with moderate stretch for the style and age of the bracelet. 


The grey "pie-pan" sunburst dial is simply gorgeous, showing some light aging throughout the dial. There is some patina on the outer edge of the main dial portion which is common and some minor hand drag at the very center on the dial with some minor marks throughout. The tritium lume plots all remain in excellent condition showing no degradation and have taken on a beautiful creamy patina. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


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