1970 Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601

1970 Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 "Wide Boy"

Regular price $3,235.00 Sale

Includes Shipping and Handling*

Why We Love This Watch

Much has been made about Rolex. Its accolades and its iconic status are very much well-known and they've cemented their position as a luxury giant, as well as a culture icon despite their origins being a humble tool watch. Over time, Rolex has amassed an impressive catalog, some of which still stand the test of time due to both its timeless design and legendary durability. If there's one thing Rolex is excellent at, it's creating subtle differences that make a huge impact on the overall design of a watch.

Take this Datejust 1601 for example. The cyclops, along with the fluted bezel, made the Datejust the most recognisable watch in Rolex's line. However, if you look closer, the hour markers and the minute and hour hands are "wider" than your usual 1601, hence the moniker "Wide Boy". This watch combines the elegance of a Datejust with the legibility of a rugged tool watch, making it a highly versatile piece in your collection. The detail doesn't stop there as if you look closely again, the 1601 sports a gentle beveling of the dial. Such details cement Rolex as masters of making subtle details very profound and, at times, become sought after details by collectors. We won't tell you to just have a "one watch collection", however, should you go to that direction, this 1601 Wide Boy would be a choice you'll never regret making.


Specifications

Brand: Rolex
Model: Datejust
Reference: 1601
Year: 1970
Serial: 24XXXXX
Function: Date and time
Case material: Stainless Steel, white gold bezel
Case size: 36mm
Lug width: 20mm
Crystal: Acrylic
Movement: Caliber 1570 Automatic winding
Bracelet/Strap: Hirsch leather strap
Box/Papers: No

A Closer Look

This watch is in overall good condition. It runs smoothly and tells accurate time. The case has minor hairline scratches and a heavy scratch to the left of the crown. The dial is in great condition. The hands and indices are in good shape, and the crystal is clean with only minor hairline scratches.


Do you Ship Internationally?

Absolutely! We ship vintage watches all around the world, insured and packed securely.


which courier do you use?

All watches at R.M. Gallagher are shipped via DHL Express. Our reliable partner for all our worldwide customers provides a great service and end-to-end real time tracking from our warehouse to your address. Shipping normally takes 7-10 business days.


What fees do I shoulder?

Shipping, handling and insurance are on us. You will be responsible for any tax customs will impose on your package.

Has this been authenticated?

All watches at R.M. Gallagher are guaranteed authentic by our trusted watchmaker, Arnesto.


Has this been serviced?

All watches at R.M. Gallagher are freshly serviced before being offered at the shop. Servicing is done by Arnesto whom we entrust our very own personal collection to. Rest assured, your watch has gone through very capable hands.


General Care

Given that most of our watches are around half a century old, they will need to be treated with extra love and care. Vintage watches also require regular servicing once every 2-3 years.

And, no you cannot take these out for a swim.

What are my payment options?

Our customers have the choice to make their purchases via PayPal, credit card, or bank transfer.


How do I pay?

Continue with the checkout process by adding your desired item to your cart and clicking the checkout button. Once you fill out your personal and shipping details, the payment options will be presented to you. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions with the checkout process.

Do you have photos of the movement?

Movement photos and other angles are available upon request. We typically don't open the cases during product shoots to avoid getting dust inside the watches.


Do you provide a warranty?

Each watch is guaranteed by a 30-day mechanical warranty – if anything goes wrong, please let us know. And please keep in mind, due to the nature of vintage watches, we expect reasonable treatment of all watches by their owners.


I have other questions about the product

If you have ANY questions before or after buying a watch, do not hesitate to contact us at info@rmgallagher.co.

If email isn't your thing, you can also click the chat button on the lower right corner to get in touch with us on Facebook.

  • General Info

    Has this been authenticated?

    All watches at R.M. Gallagher are guaranteed authentic by our trusted watchmaker, Arnesto.


    Has this been serviced?

    All watches at R.M. Gallagher are freshly serviced before being offered at the shop. Servicing is done by Arnesto to whom we entrust our very own personal collection to. Rest assured, your watch has gone through very capable hands.


    General Care

    Given that most of our watches are around half a century old, they will need to be treated with extra love and care. Vintage watches also require regular servicing once every 2-3 years.

    And, no you cannot take these out for a swim.

  • Shipping

    Do you Ship Internationally?

    Absolutely! We ship vintage watches all around the world, insured and packed securely.


    which courier do you use?

    All watches at R.M. Gallagher are shipped via DHL Express. Our reliable partner for all our worldwide customers provides a great service and end-to-end real time tracking from our warehouse to your address. Shipping normally takes 7-10 business days.


    What fees do I shoulder?

    Shipping, handling and insurance are on us. You will be responsible for any tax customs will impose on your package.

  • Payments

    What are my payment options?

    Our customers have the choice to make their purchases via PayPal, credit card, or bank transfer.


    How do I pay?

    Continue with the checkout process by adding your desired item to your cart and clicking the checkout button. Once you fill out your personal and shipping details, the payment options will be presented to you. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions with the checkout process.

  • Other FAQ

    Do you have photos of the movement?

    Movement photos and other angles are available upon request. We typically don't open the cases during product shoots to avoid getting dust inside the watches.


    Do you provide a warranty?

    Each watch is guaranteed by a 30-day mechanical warranty – if anything goes wrong, please let us know. And please keep in mind, due to the nature of vintage watches, we expect reasonable treatment of all watches by their owners.


    I have other questions about the product

    If you have ANY questions before or after buying a watch, do not hesitate to contact us at info@rmgallagher.co.

    If email isn't your thing, you can also click the chat button on the lower right corner to get in touch with us on Facebook.