1970 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1603)

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved made by Rolex. Launched in 1945, it remains a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of superior quality and functional design. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a t-shirt. The Datejust would make a great start 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. The engine turned bezel on this example yields a classic and slightly less dressed up look than the gold fluted bezel more commonly found on the Datejust making it a bit more versatile, especially as a first vintage piece.  This specific example just received a complete overhaul and is running flawlessly!


Stock # RLXDJ1603-70
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1603
Serial 24XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The thick case retains full and even lugs showing slight wear. The stainless steel "engine turned" bezel remains in wonderful original condition showing little to no wear. Watch will come on a 2pc leather strap of your choice.


The gorgeous silver "pie pan" dial remains in beautiful untouched vintage condition. The lume plots remain complete showing no degradation when inspected under U.V. light and have achieved a desirable golden patina. The original hands match the lume coloration perfectly and show as fully intact when inspected under U.V. light as well. The silver date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's. 


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