1970 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) "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 1970 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 # RLXDJ1601-70/2
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1603
Serial 23XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet Folded Link 62510H Jubilee With 55 ends


The unpolished case retains strong factory finishing showing little wear. The white gold fluted bezel remains unpolished, showing little to no wear as well. The case back is stamped II.70. The Rolex 6251H Jubilee bracelet remains in excellent condition exhibiting some stretch which is normal for this bracelets style and age. 


The rare sliver "linen" non-luminous "pie-pan" dial is absolutely stunning and in original condition. The "linen" create a wonderful depth to the dial. The original hands are filled with black enamel to match the markers of the dial. The silver 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.