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Rolex Yellow Stainless Steel Datejust Automatic Watch Ref 1601, Mid 1960's

$5,800

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FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / Ref 1601 MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Automatic Oyster Perpetual 26 jewels 1560 DIAL / HANDS: Replacement Dial and original Dauphine Hands CIRCA / DATE Mid 1960's DIMENSIONS: 43mm X 36mm ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Alligator, 20 mm / Medium Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement. LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This classic vintage Rolex Datejust has a custom made bright yellow dial, made to Rolex of Switzerland specifications. All the other mechanical parts on this watch are original, in fact it still has its original factory rating and meets its original factory pressure tests as well. You can only get this rating when all the parts are original. We are so confident of its dependability we offer it with our 18 month warranty. It is important to realize this watch only had a 12 month warranty when it was new. It is a great looking watch that you can wear all the time for all types of occasions and you can count on it to get you there on time. If the 1960's resonate with you, this might be the perfect gift for you.

Details

  • Creator
  • Metal
  • Place of Origin
    Switzerland
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1965
  • Condition
    Replacements made: Custom made dial to Rolex of Switzerland specifications. This watch still has an original factory rating on it.
  • Seller Location
    Long Beach, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 830V1stDibs: LU42231756583

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Rolex

Ask anyone, anywhere, to name a luxury watch brand, and the answer will probably be “Rolex.” This enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.Find vintage and contemporary Rolex watches, bracelets and more on 1stDibs.
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