1970 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1603) 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. 1603 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 # RLXDJ1970-9
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1603
Serial 23XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless steel
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex Rolled-Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case has been gently polished in the past and exhibits honest signs of use. The stainless steel engine turned bezel shows light wear from use and remains unpolished. The Rolex rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 22 links that show some stretch from use and will fit up to a 7 1/2 inch wrist.


The silver sunburst dial is in wonderful vintage condition with light aging around the edge of the dial. The tritium lume plots have are a lovely yellow coloration, under U.V. light inspection the 4 o'clock and 10'clock lume plots have some very minor degradation and the rest remain fully intact. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation visible under U.V. light inspection.


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