1973 Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601

1973 Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601

Regular price $3,375.00 Sale

Includes Shipping and Handling*

Why We Love This Watch

Wearing a Rolex on your wrist is an easy way to show someone that you've "made it" without even uttering a word. A lot of people are very much unaware that Rolex started as a tool watch company. One such trademark of their watches was an innovation onto itself.

This innovation is the date magnifier, also known as the "cyclops". A feature that was added in 1954 due to Hans Wilsdorf's wife's difficulty in seeing the date, it then eventually became one of the iconic features of a Rolex watch. Even the elegantly decorated fluted bezel has a purpose: to be gripped easily by the watchmaker for a tighter seal onto the watch upon assembly. This Rolex Datejust cleverly dresses up this innovation as the white gold bezel beautifully blends with the similarly colored dial. The jubilee bracelet then finishes the watch as it ultimately blends the balance of the Datejust's tool and dress watch identities. As a collector, it would be near impossible to have just a "one watch collection", however, this Rolex Datejust would make you rethink such otherwise.


Specifications

Brand: Rolex
Model: Datejust
Reference: 1601
Year: 1973
Serial: 32XXXXX
Function: Date and Time
Case material: Stainless Steel w/ White Gold Bezel
Case size: 36mm
Lug width: 20mm
Crystal: Acrylic
Movement: Cal. 1570 Automatic Winding
Bracelet/Strap: Rolex Jubilee Bracelet
Box/Papers: No

A Closer Look

This watch is in overall good condition. It runs smoothly and tells accurate time. The case is in good condition. It has minor dings and scratches and has been slightly polished in the past. The dial is in great condition. The acrylic has minor hairline scratches. The hands, indices, and crown are in great shape.


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.