1971 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Satin 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. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee-shirt. The Datejust would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection.

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This beautiful Rolex ref. 1601 from 1971 features a satin silver dial which is both stunning and very uncommon, this Datejust 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 # RLXDJ1601-71/4
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 28XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Satin Silver
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Rolled-Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case retains very thick and symmetrical lugs that exhibit light signs of use and minimal signs of previous polishing. The white gold fluted bezel retains crisp angles and gentle signs of use. The Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 21 links that show moderate stretch for the style and age of the bracelet and will fit up to a 7 1/2-inch wrist.


The original silver "pie pan" dial with a satin finish is in genuinely exceptional, near-perfect condition, with no damage present and the only elements of age being nominal in nature and invisible to the naked eye. The tritium lume plots have achieved a lovely creamy patina and show no degradation when inspected under UV light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present under UV light inspection. The metallic date wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's.


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