Rolex Datejust ref# 1603 Stainless Steel circa 1960


An especially early vintage Rolex Datejust ref 1603 circa 1960 with scarce “bamboo” bezel and original pie pan dial and dagger shaped hands. Featuring a 36mm diameter Oyster case with rare “bamboo” steel  bezel, acrylic crystal, and original signed SWISS silver satin dial with small printing, gently tapered applied silver indexes, original early dagger shaped hands, and intact and nicely patina’d radium lume dots. An especially fine example of this scarce version, with the raised hour markers of the bamboo bezel raised and distinct, and not worn or polished down as is often seen on a model of this era.

Powered by a self winding calibre 1560 butterfly movement with sweep seconds and date. The movement is especially clean and bright, without the discoloration and aging of movements that have been exposed to moisture or poor watchmaker service. Complete with original period rolled link bracelet with original early deployment clasp and matching date code for 1960. Recently serviced and and left unpolished as acquired. Offered with our one year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

An early Datejust model with subtle, but distinctive and defining all period correct details. A rich and striking full size vintage model for a man or oversized for a woman.

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