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Rolex Datejust 1601 RG Silver "Doorstop" Dial with Service Paper

Sale price£5,486.59 GBP

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Date just
circa 1968
Automatic Cal.1570 (No Hack)
Stainless Steel/Rose Gold
Oyster Jubilee Bracelet 6251H with 55 End Link
Bracelet Length
20 Links (Approx 18cm)
Service Guarantee Card
The watch was serviced by Rolex certified watchmaker in 2019
All functions are inspected before listing
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Global shipping via DHL Express with full insurance


Datejust is the Rolex's most famous automatic watch, was born in 1945.It is widely known as a watch that anyone can recognize at a glance from its distinctive appearance.

The Datejust mechanism, which instantly changes the date at midnight, is regarded as one of Rolex's three greatest inventions, together with the Oyster case and the automatic Perpetual mechanism, and the Datejust collection is the culmination of all these features.

Reference 1601 is a vintage model manufactured from the 1960s to the late 1970s. A major feature is the gold fluted bezel.

The fluted bezel has just the right amount of sparkle. Made of solid gold, the color changes over time, giving it a vintage look.

Reference 1601/5 is a rose gold combination model. Its main feature is that it is more reddish than yellow gold, with a gentle shade that is not too assertive.

The case has some small scratches due to use, but is in good condition with little thinning. The rounded plexi crystal and the dial with one step down at the outer edge are also unique vintage Datejust details.

The dial is a silver dial with a sunray finish. The color has changed to a nice ivory color over time.

The indexes at 6 and 9 o'clock have a distinctive multi-faceted cut-out shape, and are known as 'Doorstop Dial' in English-speaking countries because they resemble doorstops.

The movement is seld-winding Cal.1570, an early model without hack function. It is highly accurate and durable, having passed chronometer standards, and is easy to maintain, so it can be used with peace of mind.

The bracelet is folded Oyster Jubilee bracelet 6251H from the same era as the watch. The bracelet shows some droop.

The watch was serviced by Rolex certificated watchmaker in 2019.It comes with service guarantee card.

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