1972 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) "Wide Boy"

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. This Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee-shirt. This piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection.  

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This specific 1972 Datejust Ref. 1601 is a unique variant, commonly referred to as the "Wide Boy" as the marker and hand configuration are much wider in look and design than the typical stick markers and baton hands more commonly found on Datejust references of the same era. This will make an excellent daily wearer as it is a stylish option in every setting.


Stock # RLXDJ1972-3
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 30XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver Non-Luminous "Wide Boy"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Rolled Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case remains thick and is believed to remain unpolished, showing strong factory finishing and little wear from use. The original white gold fluted bezel remains sharp and is unpolished as well. The Rolex rolled-link Jubilee with 55 end pieces is in excellent condition exhibiting light stretch for its age and will fit a 6.45-inch wrist.


The beautiful and rare silver non-luminous "wide boy" dial is in incredible condition. The "wide boy" markers are free from any corrosion or wear. The non-luminous "wide boy" hands remain in perfect condition. The metallic date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch​ was just serviced and running at COSC spec. The watch will come with a 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.