Vintage 1972 Rolex Datejust Ref. 1603 Sigma Dial with Box and Papers - SOLD
Here we have a great example of the legendary Rolex Datejust, reference 1603. The Datejust is a timeless classic that embodies versatility, style, and quality. This watch features an original silver "pie pan" stepped tritum dial combined with an SS case and engine-turned bezel in excellent condition. This watch features a rare Sigma dial, indicating white gold dial markers and hands, part of an initiative by leading Swiss watch manufacturers to increase the prestige of stainless steel watches.
This watch is in excellent condition with a fresh service and comes complete with its original box, booklets, and warranty papers. This is an excellent and complete example of a vintage Datejust that needs nothing but your wrist.
Take a look at our detailed photos and description below:
Case: 36mm stainless steel case in excellent vintage condition as pictured. The polished case sides are bright and the brushed lugs are thick and crisp with only minimal surface swirls. There are no major signs of wear on the case. Crown screws down securely. The case has been previously polished but is very crisp with thick even lugs. Serial and reference numbers are both visible. Serial is 3.5 million, dating production to approximately 1972.
Bezel: Original stainless steel engine-turned bezel in excellent condition with strong details as pictured.
Dial/Hands: Original "pie pan" stepped silver dial with raised black top white gold markers and mostly intact tritium. The original hands are excellent. The date wheel is also original with open 6's and 9's.
Caseback: Original caseback in very good condition as shown.
Crystal: Domed acrylic crystal in excellent condition. There are no deep scratches, chips, or cracks in the crystal.
Movement: Rolex caliber 1575 automatic movement with hacking. The movement is in excellent condition and was just serviced. All functions work as they should including instant change date at midnight.
Bracelet/Strap: Like new brown leather strap with quick-change springbars and stainless buckle.
Box/Papers/Accessories: The original box, translation booklet, "your Rolex" booklet, book holder, and warranty paper are all included. Note that the box is missing its inner pillow.