1972 Rolex Datejust (ref.1603) Grey 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.   

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This specific ref. 1603 from 1972 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. The engine turned bezel yields a classic and less dressed look compared to a gold fluted bezel more commonly found on the DateJust. In our opinion, the engine turned bezel provides the wearer more flexibility in wearability; such as a casual social setting or a classy event, where the fluted bezel although stunning, lends itself to a more refined and dressed feel. This specific example just received a complete overhaul and is running flawlessly!


Stock # RLXDJ1603-72
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1603
Serial 30XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Grey
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet Hand Made Vintage Strap


The case retains full thick lugs and is in fantastic condition. The original engine turned bezel provided a classic and versatile look.  The watch will be provided on a C&T vintage style watch strap.


The wonderful warm T Swiss T gray "Pie Pan" stick dial is in flawless original condition. The stick markers provide depth and a stunning 3-dimensional look when viewed at an angle. The date wheel possesses the era correct open 6's and 9's which add to the unique and timeless charm of this piece. The tritium lume dots and lume filled hands have taken a wonderful ivory like patina are fully intact and show no lume degradation.


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