1972 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) “Non-Luminous 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

We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its understated sophistication and this example is no exception.  Worn with ease in any setting, the Datejust is a classic for a reason.  


Stock # RLXDJ1601-72
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 31XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet Rolex 62510H Rolled-Link Jubilee W/ 55 End Pieces


The thick and even case has been previously lightly polished and shows some wear from use. The White gold fluted bezel remains in sharp unpolished condition. The Rolex 62510H rolled-link Jubilee with 55 end pieces remain in excellent unpolished condition showing stretch from us, common of bracelets of this era and age.


This untouched non-luminous "Pie Pan" stick dial and hands remain in original and flawless condition. The stick markers provide depth and a stunning 3-dimensional look when viewed at an angle while on the wrist. The original non-luminous hands are in wonderful condition without signs of oxidation. 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.