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ROLEX Datejust Ref. 1603 Shantung dial - 1969

ROLEX Datejust Ref. 1603 Shantung dial - 1969

Brand: Rolex
Year: 1969
Model: Datejust
Reference: 1603
Material: stainless steel 
Movement: automatic, cal. 1570
Case Diameter without Crown: 36 mm
Bracelet/Strap: original Rolex steel oyster bracelet
Service-history: 01/24

What you should know: rare shantung dial, beautiful condition


ROLEX Datejust Ref. 1603 Shantung dial - 1969


This is a true and nice example of vintage luxury. The Rolex Ref. 1603 is from 1969. The case and bracelet is made out of stainless steel. The watch is overall in beautiful condition. What makes this WIRSTCLASSIC unique and rare is the outstanding SHANTUNG dial. The name goes back to a special kind of silk. Shantung is a type of silk plain weave fabric historically from the province of Shandong. It is similar to Dupioni, but is slightly thinner and less irregular. The structure is very close to the dials texture, which is where the name comes from. The dial is in nearly perfect condition with the original lume making this timepiece special and unique. The watch appears to be unpolished. The case and the bracelet have only light signs of use. The movement is an automatic movement, running well and keeping time. Recently serviced the watch runs strong and keeps time well. This is a true WRISTCLASSIC by an iconic brand. These kinds of watches were and are the best of the best in terms of quality.


    Why buying a vintage watch?


    There are many great reasons to buy a vintage watch. Every watch we sell here at WRISTCLASSICS has its own story. Over the years, with every scratch, dent and aging of the dial, they have become unique timepieces of their own. This exact watch you are looking at now, once brought a lot of joy to the first owner with the purchase years ago. And now many years later this vintage watch will bring the same joy to your life. With buying a vintage watch you are showing your commitment to protecting the enviroment, instead of supporting the mass production of modern fashion watches.


    I hope this helps you with your decision of buying a vintage watch here at WRISTCLASSICS.

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