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Rolex Datejust Ref. 1603 Black Buckley Dial

To the love that many vintage enthusiasts have for that specific piece. Named after a vintage watch dealer ‘John Buckley’, the watch has skyrocketed in popularity. The “Buckley” dial follows this rule, offering compelling painted indexes and a handset never found on “regular” Rolex. The “Buckley” dial comes in a number of colours but we love the black one, emphasized by the contrasting white printing. And this one has kept all its lume plots where many “Buckley” dials lose them. This Datejust has just the little extra something that makes it even more special.

This 5-digit Rolex Datejust with Ref. 16030 with papers, from 1976 is equipped with a quick set, whereby the date can be adjusted independently of time. As you are used to from us, the timepiece is in perfect condition and ready for years of wearing pleasure. If you become curious please pass bye at the Reestraat 3

€ 7.900

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Details
Brand Rolex
Diameter 36 mm
Model Datejust
Bracelet/strap: Steel
Reference 1603
Buckle/clasp Original steel folding clasp
Year of production (circa) 1976
Lug Width 20 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Original papers
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Black
Movement Automatic
Backstory

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic watch designs ever made. We try not to use the term “iconic” too liberally, but it is surely justified here. Launched back in 1945 as the Ref. 4467, the design has been only marginally updated every now and then. And it has looked fresh and current ever since.

When it comes to vintage, two generations of Datejust are particularly popular; the Ref. 16xx and the later five-digit references. The 16xx models were made from the fifties until  roughly 1978 and feature a beautifully dimensional pie-pan dial. Many of these came on folded jubilee bracelets and they did not yet feature a quickset date.

When the reference was updated to five digits around 1978, the pie-pan dial was replaced by a flat dial. The caliber was updated to now feature a quickset date. A decade later, in 1988, a new update saw the introduction of a sapphire crystal. For us, this is where vintage Datejust becomes modern Datejust.

Countless variations can be found. Different bezels, bracelets, dial colors, sizes and materials. The Datejust is one of the most beloved and versatile watches around. If you are looking for a one-watch-collection, that works equally well with shorts as it does with a three-piece suit, the Datejust is probably a pretty safe bet!

Shipping

At AWCo we put the safety of our shipments upfront at all times. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured.

We strive to promptly handle packages to minimize delays. Delivery times begin from the day of dispatch. While we make every effort to ensure smooth delivery, we cannot be held responsible for delays caused by destination customs, local duties, taxes, or lost items during transit.

Certainly, we understand that overloaded mail-order companies can also contribute to potential delays in the delivery process. Despite our best efforts, external factors beyond our control may affect shipping times. Rest assured, we remain committed to providing timely service and will work diligently to ensure your order reaches you as promptly as possible. For any inquiries or updates, feel free to reach out to us at info@awco.nl. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Brand

Rolex

Model

Reference

1603

Year of production (circa)

1976

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Black

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

36 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Steel

Buckle/clasp

Original steel folding clasp

Lug Width

20 mm

Set Content

Original papers