1971 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) 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.   

Vintage Rolex DateJust Ad

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 # RLXDJ1601-71/3
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 26XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The crisp case is in excellent overall condition and is believed to remain unpolished as the factory dimensions and finishings are present throughout, the case does display honest signs of light use throughout. The white gold fluted bezel also remains unpolished will moderate signs of use and crisp edges. The Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 23 links that show moderate stretch from the style and age of the bracelet.


The clean and stylish non-luminous "pie-pan" dial is in excellent original condition, showing almost no age. The non-luminous baton hands are also in wonderful vintage condition with minimal aging present. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch is running and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.