1970 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1603) “Non Luminous 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. 1603 from 1969 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. The engine turned bezel yields a classic and less dressed look compared to a gold fluted bezel more commonly found on the Datejust. In our opinion, the engine turned bezel provides the wearer more flexibility in wearability; such as a casual social setting or a classy event, where the fluted bezel although stunning, lends itself to a more refined and dressed feel. This specific example just received a complete overhaul and is running flawlessly!


Stock # RLXDJ1603-70
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 case retains full thick lugs and is in fantastic condition. The original engine turned bezel provides a classic and versatile look.  The Rolex 62510H jubilee remains in excellent condition and comes complete with the original 55 end pieces.


The wonderful warm non-luminous "Pie Pan" stick dial and hands remain in original condition. The stick markers provide depth and a stunning 3-dimensional look when viewed at an angle while on the wrist.


None. Watch was just serviced and running at COSC spec. The watch will come with a 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.