Tropical 1963 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Swiss Only 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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We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. This specific 1963 Rolex Datejust (ref. 1601) with a "tropical" dial is perfectly unique and would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection. 


Stock # RLXDJ160163
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 94XXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "Tropical"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex Rolled-Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The strong case retains full and symmetrical lugs that show light signs of honest use. The white gold fluted bezel is in great condition, retaining crisp angles with minimal signs of use. The Rolex rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 22 links that show normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet.


The stunning tropical silver "SWISS only" dial has achieved an incredible golden yellow coloration through age and exhibits no notable damage. The early tritium lume displays a light creamy coloration and shows no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The date wheel is original with closed 6's and 9's which is correct for this era.


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