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Rolex Datejust 1601Rolex Datejust 1601

Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601

Some watches are beautiful, others are technically impressive or historically significant. If we had to put one label on this one, it would be ‘cool’. You heard it, a two-tone Datejust is just cool!

A DJ like this just triggers those 1980s vibes with us. Not entirely justified, since this example is from 1969. But there is something cheeky about it, that reminds us of Wolf of Wallstreet and the likes. Include are the original Rolex papers.s from

Come and try this suave Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 at Reestraat 3 in Amsterdam.

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Details
Brand Rolex
Diameter 36 mm
Model Datejust
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 1601
Buckle/clasp Generic plated
Year of production (circa) 1969
Lug Width 20 mm
Material Steel & gold
Set Content Original papers
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Champagne
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
Of course it is of the utmost importance to get your purchase to your doorstep safely. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured worldwide.
We do our best to handle packages as soon as possible. This could take a max. of 3 working days. Note that the delivery times commence the day of dispatch.
Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by destination customs clearance processes, local duties and taxes, and items that are lost in transit. 
Please email us for more information at info@awco.nl.
Brand

Rolex

Model

Reference

1601

Year of production (circa)

1969

Material

Steel & gold

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Champagne

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

36 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Generic plated

Lug Width

20 mm

Set Content

Original papers