1961 Rolex Datejust 1601


1961 Rolex Datejust 1601


A 1961 Rolex Datejust Reference 1601 housing a caliber 1560 Rolex movement.

The watch has been serviced and runs well. The tube, glass as well as a blade of the clasp have been replaced with original Rolex parts. The blade of the clasp is from a later model bracelet and watch, although the rest of the bracelet is original from the watch.

There is an engraving on the back of the watch, The original owners name.


The dial is a ‘pie-pan’ dial which has sustained damage from exposure to water (most noticeably between the 4 and 5 O’Clock hour markers) as the watch was used river rafting down the orange river- Truly used as the durable watch that Rolex intended it to be.

The watch has not stopped running despite all of the extreme conditions it had endured and will likely continue to do the same for many years to come.


Width: 36mm

Lug Width: 19 mm

Case Material: Steel

Circa: 1961

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