1970 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Non-Luminous Silver Linen Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved Rolex watches ever made. Launched in 1945, it has remained a timeless classic, instantly recognizable as an item of true 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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We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. Perfectly worn in any setting from formal to casual. The silver "Linen" dial is uncommon and very much desirable among the vintage Rolex collector community as it is striking and gets its nickname from the texture of the dial pattern which is reminiscent of linen cloth.


Stock # RLXDJ1601-70/10
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 23XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver Linen "Non-Luminous"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex "Rolled-Link" Jubilee Bracelet


The strong case retains thick and symmetrical lugs that feature crisp factory finishing and edges with honest signs of use present. The white gold fluted bezel appears unpolished with super-defined edges and minimal signs of use. The case back also retains its factory finishing as well with gentle wear present. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 24 links that show light stretch for the style and age of the bracelet and will fit up to an 8-inch wrist. 


The original non-luminous linen "pie-pan" dial is beautiful and in near-perfect condition, with the only imperfection being a nominal mark between the 6 and 7 o'clock markers on the minute track, otherwise, the dial exhibits no age or apparent damage. The onyx enamel inlay is fully intact throughout the markers. The original onyx enamel inlaid hands are in excellent condition and show no damage within the enamel. The metallic date wheel is original with "closed" 6's and 9's which is correct for this era.


None. The watch is keeping time perfectly and is backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.