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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust - Black Dial - Model Reference 1603 - c.1969

$6,355.00 USD

A Beautiful Vintage Rolex Datejust Reference 1603, with a Striking 'Stepped' Black Dial and Original Jubilee Bracelet, Dated to 1969 from Serial Number. 

In 1931, Rolex launched the Oyster Perpetual, equipped with an automatic movement. In 1945, Hans Wilsdorf revolutionised the watch industry and integrated a new, simple but important feature a display of the date.

Under reference 4467, the Rolex Datejust was born - the first self‑winding wrist chronometer to indicate the date in a window on the dial. A watch of great distinction, the Datejust was equipped with a Jubilee bracelet created especially for it, along with a fluted bezel, making it immediately recognisable as a Rolex.

What’s On Offer 

A superb and striking vintage Datejust model 1603, with a stunning rich black dial applied baton indices in polished white metal, and an applied Rolex crown at 12. The elegant stick hands with lume inserts glide around the dial accompanied by a central seconds hand. Of course, as the name would suggest, there is a date aperture at 3 which completes a beautiful dial that is encapsulated under its plexi-crystal with a charming fluted bezel.

The watch is in superb condition and has clearly been very well taken care of and was serviced last quite recently, by the previous owners preferred watchmaker "Watch Doctor", the watch still runs extremely well and will come with a Vintagewatchspecialist 12-month warranty. A simply delightful dress watch from a revered watchmaker that will bring the wearer many years of joy. 

Additional information

Made from

Case: Stainless Steel

Dial: Black

Crystal: Plexi-glass

Bracelet: Steel Jubilee

Technical specifications

Winding: Automatic

Movement Type: Mechanical

Caliber: 1570

Jewels: 26j

Waterproof: when new

Power reserve: 48hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent

Model Reference: 1603

Date of issue: c.1969

Warranty: 12 Months by VWS


Width (without crown): 36mm

Lug width: 20mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 44mm

Wrist size: 20 links