1974 Rolex Datejust Ref.1603 Sigma Dial

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It will be correct to say, that vintage Rolex Datejust is one of the best daily wearers of all time. It combines everything you may ever need on daily basis: outstanding timeless design matching literally any outfit, perfectly balanced 36 mm size, waterproof capabilities of the famous Oyster family, and of course legendary precision and durability of Rolex automatic chronometer movements. 

This particular piece is notable for its' strong case and amazing slate-blueish Sigma dial in immaculate condition. A "must" for any watch enthusiast.

Perfect technical condition and strong timekeeping. Comes with original Rolex 62510H Bracelet x 555 endlinks. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • 3-body case with screw-down case back. Mixed brushed and high-polished finishing. Screw-down crown, engine turned stainless steel bezel.
  • Good condition, polished in the past. Showing moderate traces of use and minor scratches on the caseback.
  • 36 mm (without crown) / 50 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel crown signed with Rolex crown. 
  • Original plexiglass crystal

    Movement:

    • Precise automatic chronometer movement with date (non-quickset)
    • Cal.1575 signed "Cal.1570" and "Montres Rolex SA, Geneva Swiss, Adjusted 5 Positions and Temperature" 
    • Rhodium-plated, 26 Jewels, Kif-Ultraflex, 19800 A/h, 48 hours of power reserve.
    • Service history is unknown, however, the watch shows strong results: 200 deg. of amplitude, +2 seconds a day, 1 ms of beat error.

    Dial:

    • Original untouched "Sigma" dial in outstanding flawless condition. Showing no ageing. All tritium plots are in good condition.
    • Raised silver Rolex crown at 12 o'clock. Signed "Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust" at 12 o'clock and "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified" and "O T Swiss T O" at 6 o'clock.
    • Original luminous hands in outstanding condition showing minor ageing.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with original Rolex bracelet and endlinks showing moderate stretching. The bracelet will fit the wrist up to 18.5 cm.
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    Category: Rolex


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    It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

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    It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:

    Lug-to-lug width

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