1971 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) No-Lume 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 1971 Datejust ref. 1601 retains its original and rare non-luminous silver "pie-pan" dial and original white gold fluted bezel, perfectly suited for everyday wear. 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 its classic sophistication.


Stock # RLXDJ1601-71/2
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 27XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case has been lightly polished in the past, retaining full and symmetrical lugs that display minimal signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel is in exceptional unpolished condition showing almost no signs of use. The case retains its original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces that retains 22 links with some stretch, common for the style and age of the bracelet.


The beautiful non-luminous silver sunburst dial is in exquisite condition, showing almost no age. The original non-luminous hands also are in excellent condition, showing very minimal oxidation which is common. the silver date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


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