1970 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. This Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee-shirt. This piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection.

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This 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 # RLXDJ1970-7
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 24XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 555B End Pieces


The excellent case has been lightly polished in the past, retaining full and even lugs with light signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel has been lightly polished in the past and remains in wonderful condition. The later Rolex 62510H "D-link" Jubilee bracelet with 555B end pieces was sourced with the watch and is in great condition showing light stretch and honest signs of use.


The silver sunburst dial is in remarkable condition without marks or damage. The tritium lume plots have taken on an excellent creamy patina, under U.V. light inspection the 3 o'clock lume plot shows minor degradation the rest of the lume plots remain fully intact without degradation. The tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no lume loss or degradation under U.V. light. The silver date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's. 


None. Watch is keeping time within COSC Spec, previous service history is unknown.