1976 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. 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.

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This specific Rolex ref. 1601 from 1976 features a blue dial which is both stunning and very uncommon. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. Perfectly worn in any setting from formal to casual.


Stock # RLXDJ1601-76/3
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 47XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Blue
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The ultra-thick case is extremely crisp with light signs of honest use and strong factory finishing throughout. The white gold fluted bezel is in excellent condition showing minimal signs of use. The Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 22 links that display moderate stretch for the style and age of the bracelet. 


The gorgeous blue sunburst "pie-pan" dial is in near perfect condition with only the slightest sign of age present at the edge of the step in the dial, which is very common to see in blue dials. The tritium lume plots have taken on a subtle creamy patina and display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original hands have been professionally restored with tritium and the color is slightly lighter than the dial lume. The white date wheel is an early service replacement and features open 6's and 9's


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