1972 Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 18k Gold

1972 Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 18k Gold

Regular price $4,465.00 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. As much as Rolex is a luxury giant, it's often forgotten they are innovators as well. Take the cyclops magnifier, an innovation made in 1952 by Hans Wilsdorf, is an iconic part of Rolex however, it's mostly overlooked due to it being a familiar part of the Rolex line. Another would be the Oyster case which was made in 1926 and was the first waterproof wristwatch. The Oyster case was such an important imprint in horological history, a lot of diver watches you'd see today are based on its principles as it was once used to swim across the English Channel for 10 hours.

Both innovations are elegantly executed by this Rolex Datejust. In this prime example, the fluted bezel elegantly reflects the light just enough to catch your attention, but not so much as to overwhelm you to notice the whole watch. Even though this is an 18k gold watch, one should not forget that this is, after all, a tool watch. The innovations that took Rolex to greater heights are on full display here with their signature robustness. Sometimes, we should dare to be bold in order to progress in life. What better way to express such boldness with a vintage gold Rolex Datejust.


Specifications

Brand: Rolex
Model: Datejust
Reference: 1601
Year: 1972
Serial: 29XXXXX
Function: Date and Time
Case material: 18k Solid Gold
Case size: 36mm
Lug width: 20mm
Crystal: Acrylic
Movement: Cal. 1570 Automatic Winding
Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap
Box/Papers: No

A Closer Look

This watch is in overall good condition. It has just been serviced and tells accurate time. The case has been lightly polished in the past and has minor hairline scratches. The caseback has been replaced with an original Rolex 1803 solid gold caseback. The dial is in great condition. The hands and indices are in good shape, and the crystal has 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.