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 Posted: Sat Nov 7th, 2015 05:26 am
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Hello,

This evening I wish to present to you, my current Holy Grail.
The watch I am about to share with all of you tonight was purchased by my mom for my dad, on Friday June 28, 1972.


About the watch:

It is a pie-pan Rolex ref. 1601 DateJust in silver linen dial with no lume, which makes it a rare timepiece. The serial number is 2801936, manufactured in 4th Quarter of 1971.

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In honour of celebrating the 70th Anniversary since the release of the first the Rolex DateJust ref. 4467 in 1945.
This is my personal tribute of that occasion with my...

1971 Rolex 1601 DateJust shown here:

With the COSC Certification, bill of sale from David's Jewellers (Hong Kong) dated June 28,1972 Green Swimpruf Tag, 1971 Rolex DateJust Advertisement in the background and the inner box.



The Red Chronometer Tag, the outer box and the Rolex Passport Wallet not shown in the image.

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Perfect Datejust Simon!
There is someting about those early 70's ones I like, I've always been afraid to buy one, they are so wearable I wouldn't be able to keep it as a safe queen!

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Thank you, Olde Crow.

This early 70's DateJust has the folded 6251H jubilee bracelet, which are much thinner profile and extremely comfortable to wear.

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Congrats Simon! Absolutely beautiful vintage DateJust! thumbsup.gif

Love the texture and look of that rare silver linen dial...enjoy this beauty!!!

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Thank you Stew for the kind words.


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1971 Rolex ref.1601 DateJust with boxes and green Rolex Passport Wallet.

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Congrats my friend on an awesome Rolex...good to see you!ThumbsUp02.gif

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Thank you Oscar it's good to be back. I often thought of vintage watches as timepieces from the 1940-early 1960. With Rolex from the early 1970s, is it safe to say that this is considered as a "Modern Classic?"

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Close-up of the dial...

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