Rolex Datejust 1603 Blue Dial - 1974 - Gear Patrol Exclusive!

Rolex Datejust 1603 Blue Dial - 1974 - Gear Patrol Exclusive!

We've said it over and over again - the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust might just be the perfect watch. 

Coupling perfect proportions and simple dial layouts with robust movements, Rolex's most prolific gentleman's model is an icon of timekeeping that has been in continuous production for decades.  We're always on the lookout for excellent examples, and we really scored with this beautiful blue dial example from 1974!

The Datejust proves that there is no need for gimmicks - simple is the way to go.  Featuring the iconic steel Oyster Case, machine-turned steel bezel, and a lovely original dial, this clean example comes with the added benefit of a serial that puts production in 1974, making it a perfect 40th Birthday present for the horologically inclined!

Original blue dial examples don't turn up all the time...don't miss this one!


Steel case is approximately 36mm (excluding the crown). Rolex Reference 1603.  Circa 1974.

Overall condition:  Case is in excellent condition over all, showing only very light signs of wear from age and use.  Original dial is in fantastic condition with no blemishes worthy of note.  Luminescent plots are evenly patinated.  Genuine Rolex hands and original signed crown.

Includes selection of 20mm leather and nylon straps by Crown & Buckle.

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