Tropical 1964 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Blue Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved made by Rolex. Launched in 1945, it remains a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of superior quality and functional design. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a t-shirt. The Datejust would make a great start for a new vintage collector and is always a great addition to an expanding collection.

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Stock # RLXDJ160164-2
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 10XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Blue "Tropical"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Rolled-Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The previously polished case shows light signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel is in excellent condition, showing light signs of being lightly polished in the past. The case Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet is stamped 4/70 and retains 22 links that show normal stretch for the style of bracelet and age. 


The original blue dial has taken on an incredibly unique tropical patina that is consistent throughout the dial. The tritium lume plots have taken a darker sandy coloration, when inspected under U.V. light the lume plots remain full and round, without degradation. The original tritium hands have taken on a similar dark patina as the dial lume and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The date wheel exhibits closed 6's and 9's.


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