1972 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Grey Dial W/ Rolex Guarantee Paper

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 specific 1972 Datejust Ref. 1601 retains its original Grey "pie-pan" stick marker dial and is in excellent condition with its original Jubilee bracelet and white gold fluted bezel. 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 # RLXDJ160172-5
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 29XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Grey
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H "Rolled-Link" Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The exceptional case retains very thick and symmetrical lugs that boast the original factory geometry and finishing with light signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel remains unpolished with almost no signs of use. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 22 links that show minimal stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/2-inch wrist.


The beautiful grey sunburst "pie-pan" dial is in flawless vintage condition, showing no damage or age. The tritium lume plots have achieved a lovely creamy yellow patina, under U.V. light inspection all of the lume plots remain fully present and display only gentle degradation in some spots. The original tritium hands have aged to a dark patina that coordinates nicely with the dial, under U.V. light inspection the hands show no degradation. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


The watch comes complete with its original Rolex Guarantee Paper. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.