• Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 with caliber 1560 & 26 jewels
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 with caliber 1560 & 26 jewels
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 with caliber 1560 & 26 jewels
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 with caliber 1560 & 26 jewels
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 with caliber 1560 & 26 jewels
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 with caliber 1560 & 26 jewels
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 with caliber 1560 & 26 jewels
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 with caliber 1560 & 26 jewels
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 with caliber 1560 & 26 jewels
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 with caliber 1560 & 26 jewels

Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 with caliber 1560 and 26 jewels

Brand:Rolex
Model:Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601
Year:1968
Material:Stainless Steel
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:35mm
Size - length including lugs:43.5mm
Condition:Very good
Price:$3,150

Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 with caliber 1560 and 26 jewels

Very good condition Rolex Oyster Perpetual datejust reference 1601 in stainless steel. The case is in stainless steel. The dial is grey with gray batons every five minutes. The date is at 3 o’clock. The hands are in silver and the luminous are good. The watch has a silver faceted bezel. The back case is screwed. Inside the case comes engraved Montres Rolex SA – Geneva – Switzerland – Patented – 1601. Automatic movement with caliber 1570 and 26 jewels. The movement number is D38998. The watch comes with a green leather band and a silver Rolex buckle.

History

In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf founded in London “ Wilsdorf & Davis” a wholesaler company. The same year, he signed a contract to distribute the Aegler wristwatches brand in UK. In 1908, he creates his own brand called “Rolex” abbreviation of “Rolling Export”. In 1914, Wilsdorf won a class “A” rating certificate from the Kew observatory in England. In 1914, “Les Fils de jean Aegler become Rolex Watch Co. Aegler SA, Manufacture d’Horlogerie”. In 1920, Wilsdorf founded “Montres Rolex SA” in Geneva. In 1926, he patented a watchcase with a screw down crown. In 1927 the “Oyster” was born when Mercedes Gleitze crossed the Channel in 15 hours and 15 minutes. In 1931, came the “Perpetual”, then the “Datejust” in 1945. Since 2000, Rolex makes its own movements and produce over 700,000 watches a year many being iconic like the Daytona, Submariner or the Prince to name a few.

Technical details

Automatic movement with caliber 1570 and 26 jewels. The movement number is D38998.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 43.5mm

Price: $3,150