1971 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1600) Glossy Black Dial W/ Silver Print

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and most beloved Rolex watches ever made. Launched in 1945, it has remained a timeless classic, instantly recognizable as an item of advanced quality and functional design. The Datejust’s exemplary style makes it an extremely versatile choice, worn just as easily with a suit as with jeans and a t-shirt. The Datejust would make a wonderful starting point for a new vintage collector and is always a great addition to an expanding collection.

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This 1971 Rolex Datejust ref. 1600 retains its original and very rare glossy black "pie-pan" dial that features beautiful silver printing. This piece 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 classic sophistication. 


Stock # RLXDJ160071-2
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1600
Serial 27XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Glossy Black W/ Silver Print
Millimeters 36
Strap 2pc Black Alligator Strap W/ Steel Rolex Tang Buckle


The excellent case retains thick and symmetrical lugs that exhibit minimal signs of previous polishing and light signs of honest use. The smooth stainless steel bezel shows gentle signs of use and is in wonderful overall condition. The domed crystal presents the dial beautifully and gives the watch slightly more symmetry than with the traditional cyclops crystal. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc black alligator strap with a steel Rolex tang buckle.


The original glossy black "pie-pan" dial is simply exceptional, showing no damage and no notable signs of use. The dial also retains its original mirror-like glassy finish. The tritium lume plots have achieved a lovely golden-yellow patina with no degradation present when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


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