1977 Rolex Datejust 'Mint condition' Ref. 1603 (with Papers)
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
Sometimes a very plain and simple watch can become extremely attractive because of its condition. That's exactly the case with the Rolex Datejust 1603 we are offering here. This 1977 Datejust is as crisp as it gets. The case still retains the factory finishing making all the geometrical lines stand out, the reference sticker on the caseback is still present and intact after more than 40 years. The engine turned bezel is sharp and accentuates the finishing. The bracelet is original to the watch and hardly shows any wear. Now to the dial - the black matte pie pan dial looks like brand new not showing any wear from age. The nicely aged yellow lumes are perfect and matching the original hands. As if this was not enough, the watch comes with warranty paper dated in 1979 when the watch was firstly bought. This very mint 1603 will definitively stand out.
|Case||Excellent stainless steel case that doesn't show much wear from age. Thel ugs remain straight and fat still showing the factory finish. The case is still intact after more than 40 years.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent matching solid Oyster 78360 bracelet with 13 links. The bracelet is very tight and doesn't seem to have been worn much. The clasp Code is B, dating it to 1977 like the case|
|Dial||Perfect flawless black matte Pie Pan dial with matching hands. The puffy lume dots have aged to a yellowish hue andare matching the lume on the hands.|
|Papers||Warranty certificate, stamped and dated in 1979, manual
Released in 1945 to celebrate the brand’s 40th anniversary, the Datejust was the first automatic chronometer wristwatch to indicate the date through a window on the dial. The Datejust is characterized by its date window under the ‘cyclops’ window. Iconic vintage Datejusts were made in 36mm case diameter, with a range of steel and precious metal versions.