1970 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Non-Luminous

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved made by Rolex. Launched in 1945, it remains a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of superior quality and functional design. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a t-shirt. The Datejust would make a great start for a new vintage collector and is always a great addition to an expanding collection.

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worn with ease in any setting, the Datejust is a classic for a reason. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its understated sophistication and this example is no exception, featuring the alluring and sought-after non-luminous dial and handset in beautiful condition.


Stock # RLXDJ160170-4
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 26XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "Non-Luminous"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex Rolled-Link Jubilee W/ 55 End Pieces


The strong case has been very lightly polished in the past, retaining thick lugs that remain symmetrical and show light signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel was previously lightly polished and remains in wonderful condition. The Rolex rolled-link Jubilee with 55 end pieces retains 22 links that show stretch that is typical for the style and age of the bracelet and will fit up to an 8-inch wrist.


The non-luminous silver sunburst dial is in superb original condition, showing no notable signs of aging or blemishes. The original solid non-luminous hands are in excellent condition with only very minor oxidation present. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch was just serviced and is keeping time. The watch comes with a 1-year warranty for accurate timekeeping.