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 # RLXDJ1970-10
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 25XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex Rolled-Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case retains thick and symmetrical lugs, appearing to only be gently polished in the past. The white gold fluted bezel is also in great condition, there is some small weld spots that are likely from the original owner. The Rolex rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 23 links that show normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet and will fit up to a 8 inch wrist.


The original silver sunburst dial is in great overall condition, with no notable signs of age. The tritium lume plots have aged to a charming creamy yellow coloration and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present under U.V. light inspection. The metallic date wheel is original with closed 6's and 9's which could be correct for this era.


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