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Rolex Datejust ref 1601 SS/14K WG circa 1963


Rolex Datejust ref 1601 serial # 952,xxx, circa 1963. Featuring a full size man’s 36mm diameter stainless steel case with 14K white gold fluted bezel and acrylic crystal. With original early style matte silver dial with applied tapered and faceted indexes and with early style tapered “Alpha” hands. With pleasing patina’d luminous dots at the apex of each dial marker. Powered by self winding caliber 1560 movement with sweep seconds and date. With original period rolled link jubilee bracelet with early style deployment clasp. A great looking, distinctive early Datejust model with a lot of impact!

The differences in the dial markers and hands over the several generations of Datejusts from the late 1950’s to the 1980’s are all subtle. But be assured, the devil is in the details, because the characteristics of the dial, the dial markes, and yes the hands can make all the difference between a distinctive and remarkable example, and one that is more common, and less special. The current example 1963 example features the original era dial, not a later replacement, with the distinctive dial indexes of the late 1950’s and early 60’s. While the overall shape and characteristics of a 36mm datejust are quite familiar to the eye, it is these subtle characteristics that

Guaranteed genuine, serviced by one of our veteran watchmakers and offered with a 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation.

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