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Rolex Datejust Ref. 1603 ‘Matte Black’ Dial 1970

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As one of our favourite reference numbers this Rolex Datejust 1603 from 1970 is a true example of less is more. For starters this matte black dial is breathtaking in various lights, it casts anywhere from black to a muted grey and it always wants you starting at it to guess the shade. At the end of each stick hour marker are subtlety aged cream round markers (hour blobs) that bring warmth to this piece. The Caliber 1570 with its non quickset date will keep you wearing this on your wrist for years to come. Pair it with a black leather strap for a more formal look or keep it on its original Jubilee bracelet for versatility. Needless to say this is truly one the greatest Datejust's we've come across.

Personal Comments: 
The Datejust is one of the most easiest to wear watches - the ability to pair this from a double breasted suit to even sweatpants while making a grocery run concludes it is the perfect companion for anyone. I personally believe a vintage Datejust is a must have for any collector to own or for anyone looking for their first Rolex. If you would like to learn more about the Rolex Datejust please read our article here:  Why The Rolex Datejust Is Perfection.

Details Of This Watch

Maker: Rolex
Model: Datejust
Reference: 1603 
Year: 1970
Dimensions: 36mm diameter; 13mm thickness 
Lug Width: 20mm
Box/Papers: No
 Caliber. 1570
Dial: Original Rolex dial
Hands: Original Rolex tritium hour marks and hands
Bezel: Engine turn, stainless steel
Material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Acrylic
Bracelet/Strap: Original Rolex folded Jubilee, to fit wrists up to 7 inches
Performance: Watch is fully functioning and running at -7 seconds, winds smooth

What We Enjoy

- Rolex original parts
- In excellent vintage condition
- A stunning matte black dial
- No evidence of polishing

Things To Note

- Minor hairline scratches
- Minor polishing on bracelet clasp