1973 Rolex Datejust (Ref.1601) Blue 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.   

Vintage Rolex DateJust Ad

This specific Rolex ref. 1601 from 1973 features a blue dial which is both stunning and very uncommon, this Datejust 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 # RLXDJ1601-73/4
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 32XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Blue
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet  6251H Rolled-Link Jubilee W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case has been lightly polished in the past retaining very full and even lugs. The white gold fluted bezel is in wonderful condition and appears to have been lightly polished. The Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces has been polished in the past, retaining 22 links and showing normal stretch for this style bracelet and its age. 


The stunning blue sunburst dial is in exceptional condition and is very uncommon for these earlier Datejust references. The tritium lume plots have aged to a charming yellow coloration, under U.V. light inspection the lume plots remain full and round showing no degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly, under U.V. light inspection the hour hand shows some light degradation, the minute hand remains fully intact. The silver date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's, it is correct and common for the 26 to be closed.


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