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Rolex 1969 Datejust Ref 1603


Ref. No. | Item No. | 1120410

The Rolex Datejust stands as one of the most recognizable timepieces ever produced. With its classic, yet modern aesthetic, the difference between a vintage and a modern Datejust lies within the fine details, such as on this piece, the Reference 1603. The engine-turned stainless steel bezel, no longer in production, and pie-pan dial set the 1603 apart from more recent versions of this classic timepiece.




$5,395

Description

The Rolex Datejust stands as one of the most recognizable timepieces ever produced. With its classic, yet modern aesthetic, the difference between a vintage and a modern Datejust lies within the fine details, such as on this piece, the Reference 1603. The engine-turned stainless steel bezel, no longer in production, and pie-pan dial set the 1603 apart from more recent versions of this classic timepiece.

The History:

Rolex brands need no introduction. Founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, these visionary men set out to do what had not been successfully and reliably done before. Build a timepiece to be worn on the wrist, that was both highly reliable, functional, and durable, as well as stylish. Wilsdorf’s dream was to create a watch that could accompany its owner through all facets of life and withstand any environment. His innovative approach and high standards for quality re-shaped the watch industry as a whole. It has made the Rolex name synonymous with quality, innovation, and elegance.

The Watch:

The Rolex Datejust Ref 1603 has a 36mm stainless steel case with an engine-turned bezel and an acrylic crystal. The engine-turned bezel is made of steel and has a distinct pattern of polished peaks sitting in between fine lines etched in the steel. Powered by a Calibre 1570 movement, the 1603 features a date window at the 3 o’clock position, a pie-pan style dial, and has tritium lume plots at the hour markers as well as on the hour and minute hands.

The Details:

This Rolex Datejust Ref 1603 is in good condition. The case is unpolished and shows some wear, which is consistent with the age of this timepiece. Wear markings are also present on the case back, which are visible in the photos. The black pie-pan dial has developed a patina, as has the tritium lume, which has developed a cream-colored patina. This Ref 1603 comes with the original Rolex Jubilee stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp.

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  • Rolex
  • Datejust
  • 1603
  • Stainless Steel
  • Acrylic
  • Calibre 1570
  • 36 mm
  • Stainless Steel Rolex Jubilee

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