1973 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1603) 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. The Datejust would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection.

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This 1973 Datejust Ref. 1603 retains its original blue "pie-pan" dial which is sought after among collectors. This piece 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.


Stock # RLXDJ1603-73/4
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1603
Serial 35XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Blue
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case retains thick and symmetrical lugs that have only been gently polished in the past and show light signs of honest use. The stainless steel engine-turned bezel is in beautiful condition, showing only minimal signs of previous use. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee Bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 22 links that show moderate stretch and will fit up to an 8-inch wrist.


The vibrant and original blue sunburst "pie-pan" dial is beautifully preserved in excellent vintage condition, showing no damage and only light aging around the makers which is consistent with blue dials from this era. The creamy patina tritium lume plots all remain full and round with only minor degradation present when inspected under U.V. light. The hands are later luminova Rolex service units. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's. 


None. The watch is recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.