Rolex Datejust 1603 Vintage 1966 Stainless Steel Automatic Men's Watch....36mm
Of all the watches that I collect and sell, this is perhaps the only firm that needs little introduction?having built its business over the last century on high quality, innovation and style. The Rolex Watch Co. of Switzerland,... Read More
Of all the watches that I collect and sell, this is perhaps the only firm that needs little introduction?having built its business over the last century on high quality, innovation and style. The Rolex Watch Co. of Switzerland, founded by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother in law Alfred Davis, would first establish his business in England (1908) before settling in Switzerland. By 1919, Wilsdorf had established the Manufacture des Montres Rolex, at a time when the movements were crafted in Bienne and the watches were hand-finished in Geneva. On average, more than 200 technicians are involved in producing a single Rolex wristwatch, quite remarkable.
I am a watch collector as well as a buyer and seller of new, pre-owned, antique, and vintage watches
I only sell genuine, authentic, watches in "Good" to "Pristine" condition
You will be pleasantly surprised, and receive many compliments, when wearing your watch. There is nothing that draws attention quite like a stunning watch.
If one were to design the perfect everyday sporty or dress watch with an attribute like a strong presence on the wrist, they would design the Rolex DateJust. Even at 36mm the DateJust wears nicely on the wrist given its beefy oyster case and longer lugs. Every vintage collection, even a sport watch collection, has at least one DateJust. The present example of this must-have reference is in beautiful condition.
A careful shopper who takes the time to study the photos, reads the entire description, and asks pertinent questions is our best customer. Please note that all pictures are taken on the macro setting. This makes even the slightest imperfections, shadows during photography, and specks of dust appear much more prominent even though they are often not visible without magnification.
Serial #: 1404767
Date of manufacture: 1966
Gender: Men or Women
Case Diameter: 36mm, not counting crown
Crown: Signed screw down crown
Strap: Comes with a new Rolex leather strap - will fit a wrist up to 8"
Dial: Clean silver sunburst dial
Movement: Recently serviced (december 2019) swiss automatic calibre 1570 movement runs strong & accurate - this has a "non-quickset" date, which means the date cannot be changed independently without the hour hand passing midnight.
Crystal: New acrylic crystal
Box/Papers: Comes with, non-original, inner & outer Rolex box, cleaning cloth, and manuals
Overall Condition: "minty" condition - new acrylic crystal - signed clean silver sunburst dial - recently serviced (december 2019) calibre 1570 movement runs strong & accurate - signed crown winds & sets smoothly - all functions working properly - no damage - all of our watches have been tested and serviced if needed - "stunning"
We are members of the NAWCC, The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, which establishes the standards for ethical conduct for NAWCC member activities related to horology
Because most vintage watches being offered are between 30-70 years old, small imperfections, scratches, and wear are to be expected.
We time all watches for at least 48 hours prior to listing and 12 hours prior to shipment. If it doesn't maintain acceptable accuracy, or operate properly, we won't ship it and the buyer will receive a refund.
Our goal is to provide the finest and most varied selection of vintage, classic, and collectable timepieces our customers can find on the market. We offer a variety of brands and models to satisfy any preference, price, and taste. If you like unique and collectable vintage or antique wristwatches, we specialize in Swiss, American, and Japanese timepieces from the 1930's to 1990's comprised of manual wind, automatic, and quartz (battery operated) watches
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Vintage Watch Outlet is not an authorized dealer of any of the watch brands we carry. All brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are used for identification purposes only. This allows us to sell luxury items at discounted prices. Vintage Watch Outlet is not affiliated with any website that sells Fake or Replica items. All of our wristwatches are 100% genuine and authentic.
It is my hope that all of our items will go to people who will enjoy and appreciate them. We will gladly accept a return, or take care of a problem, if we make a gross error in the description. If we have made no gross errors, it is a final sale. This is merely due to the items being antiques, vintage, or pre-owned.
This is a vintage used watch. It has lived a life before you, so you should not expect it to be new and flawless. If you want a flawless, new watch, please do not buy this. If you want a piece of history in the form of a nice vintage piece, then this may be right for you
All of our watches are eligible for the Vintage Watch Outlet Lifetime Trade-Up Guarantee. Lifetime Trade-Up Guarantee allows you to receive full value of what you paid for your timepiece towards the purchase price of another timepiece. The price of the new purchase must be at least 35% greater than the cost of your trade-in timepiece. The watch must be returned without any damage or modifications. If the watch has been damaged or modified, the amount of the trade-up value may be less than what you paid. The Lifetime Trade-Up Guarantee is not a buy-back program, it is a trade-up program. It applies only to timepieces that were purchased from Vintage Watch Outlet. Watches not purchased from Vintage Watch Outlet are not eligible for the Lifetime Trade-Up Guarantee. The Lifetime Trade-Up Guarantee is non-transferable.