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Stock # SKU19129
Stock # 19129
Model Name Datejust
Model Ref # 1603
Condition Mint
Gender Mens
Movement Automatic
Case Stainless Steel
Case Shape Round
Case Size 36mm
Band / Strap Bracelet
Dial Gray
Caseback Solid
Complications Date
Year 1969
Additional Information
My very first Rolex watch was a 1603 Datejust. It came in a FedEx package one beautiful spring day in Boston. I didn’t know it then, that I would go on to be a watch dealer. So, who knows what the future holds when someone receives this 1603 in a FedEx box?

Actually, this watch is nicer than the one I bought. First of all, the 35.5mm case, while not pristine (but definitely mint), has never been polished. The lugs are perfect. The steel engine turned bezel is mint, as is the plastic crystal. The original Jubilee bracelet has a light stretch, but is very clean and mint (and will fit up to an 8 inch wrist). I saved the best for last: the dial is unusual and unusually striking. In a dark grey with the pie-pan style, with applied hour markers and original hands, and of course the date at 3 o’clock under the famous Rolex Cyclops magnifier.

Movement in this watch is the remarkable Rolex automatic winding Caliber 1570, easily the most durable and accurate serially manufactured caliber from any manufacturer ever.
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