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Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601

We’re very pleased to have this 14k gold Rolex Datejust on offer. Full gold Rolex Datejusts from the 1960s don’t come along too often. When they do, they rarely look as good as this one.

Condition is very important, definitely for the vintage pieces. This DJ is from 1964 but it looks new. The pie-pan dial has a light champagne sunburst color, which is in perfect condition with beige tritium plots.

The fluted bezel is razor sharp like it has just left the factory. The case has been lightly polished and is mint. Its original curves are unaltered.

If you are looking to add a gold Datejust to your collection, you should consider this piece without a doubt. The beauty of this watch can only be experienced in person. Stop by the shop to see for yourself. It beats all modern Datejusts all day every day

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Details
Brand Rolex
Diameter 36 mm
Model Datejust
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 1601
Lug Width 20 mm
Year of production (circa) 1964
Set Content Watch only
Material 14k Yellow gold
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Crystal Acrylic
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)

1964

Material

14k Yellow gold

Crystal

Acrylic

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

36 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Lug Width

20 mm

Set Content

Watch only