1971 Rolex Datejust (Ref.1601) Silver Dial

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.  

Vintage Rolex DateJust Ad

This specific ref. 1601 from 1971 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
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 28XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The case retains excellent thick and even lugs. WG fluted bezel remains in excellent unpolished condition showing little wear. The case back is stamped II.70, and the watch will come on a 2pc handmade shell cordovan leather strap.

DIAL & Hands

The silver step dial remains in beautiful vintage condition showing no wear signs or blemishing. The lume plots have aged to a complimentary ivory coloration. The 7 o'clock lume plot is missing, but the rest of the lume plots remain fully intact without degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and remain fully intact in excellent condition. Both the hands and the dial have been inspected under U.V. light to ensure originality. 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.