1973 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Silver "Linen 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. 1601 from 1973 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 # RLXDJ1601-73/3
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 34XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver "Linen"
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Rolled-Link Jubilee W/ 55 End Pieces


The strong case shows excellent finishing and sharp lines with almost no signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel appears to have been lightly polished in the past and shows little to no signs of use. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces is in wonderful overall condition showing normal stretch for this bracelet style and age and retains 18 links.


The stunning silver linen dial is in exceptional condition showing no marks or signs of aging. The tritium lume plots have taken on a charming darker yellow patina, under U.V. light inspection the lume plots all remain intact showing mild degradation throughout. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. 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 for accurate timekeeping.