1973 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1603) Grey Sigma "Wide Boy"
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. This Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee-shirt. This piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection.
This 1973 Datejust ref. 1603 is a unique grey Sigma dial that features a sought-after dial layout, commonly referred to as the "Wide Boy" as the marker and hand configuration are much wider in look and design than the typical stick markers and baton hands more commonly found on Datejust references of the same era. Perfectly worn in any setting from formal to casual. A Sigma dial is a Rolex dial named for the letters printed at the bottom of the dial at the 6 o'clock position. Most Rolex dials are commonly marked with “T Swiss T,” under the 6 o'clock marker, however, a Sigma dial is marked “σ T SWISS T σ.” This signifies the use of gold components within the dial.
|Dial||Grey Sigma "Wide Boy"|
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
CASE & BRACELET
The impressive case is believed to remain unpolished showing strong, symmetrical lugs that exhibit honest signs of use. The stainless steel engine turned bezel is in excellent condition, showing minimal signs of use and remaining unpolished. The case back factory finishing remains intact with light signs of honest use. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
DIAL & HANDS
The beautiful grey sunburst Sigma "wide boy" dial is exceptional and very uncommonly seen, the dial itself remains in remarkably well-preserved condition, displaying no blemishes or age. The tritium lume plots have taken on a charming yellow coloration and display no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium cigarette-style hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch is functioning and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.