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 # RLXDJ160173
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 33XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Blue Satin Dial
Millimeters 36
Bracelet  6251H Rolled-Link Jubilee W/ 55 End Pieces


The thick case has been lightly polished in the past and retains full and symmetrical lugs that exhibit light signs of honest use. The white gold fluted bezel is in excellent condition showing only very minimal signs of previous use. The Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 20 links and exhibits only light stretch from use.


The blue sunburst "pie pan" dial is simply stunning, the dial remains vibrant with no blemishes and only a slight amount of age around the lume plots which is common and to be expected. The tritium lume plots have aged to a handsome yellow coloration, under U.V. light inspection all of the lume plots remain full and round, the 9 o'clock shows minimal degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch was just serviced and is keeping time and is functioning perfectly. The watch will come with a 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.