1975 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1603) "Satin Silver 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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Worn with ease in any setting, the Datejust is a classic for a reason. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its understated sophistication and this example is no exception, featuring a beautiful and elusive satin-finished silver dial.


Stock # RLXDJ1603-75
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1603
Serial 39XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "Satin"
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet Rolex "Hecho en Mexico" Oval-Link Jubilee Bracelet


The excellent case has only been lightly polished in the past as it retains very full and symmetrical lugs that show light signs of use. The stainless steel engine-turned bezel is unpolished as remains in excellent condition, exhibiting almost no signs of previous use. The Rolex "Hecho en Mexico" oval-link Jubilee bracelet retains 20 links and shows normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet.


The original satin silver "pie-pan" dial is simply incredible, showing no major signs of age and no blemishes. The tritium lume plots have taken on a charming creamy patina, under U.V. light inspection the lume plots remain full and round, showing no degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic date wheel is era correct displaying open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.