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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 18k Yellow Gold PATINA Ref. 1601

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 18k Yellow Gold PATINA (36061)

Rolex 1601 Oyster Perpetual Datejust, 18k yellow gold case on a strap, fluted yellow gold bezel, automatic, date window at 3 o'clock, black dial has developed a rich patina, luminous yellow gold hands, acrylic crystal, water resistant, 1.52M serial circa 1966, diameter: 35.2mm, thickness 12mm. Excellent Condition with European Watch Company pouch and 6-month warranty. (36061)


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This is a vintage c. 1966 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601. It has a leather strap with an 18K yellow gold tang buckle and an acrylic crystal. It a screw-down solid case back, and a screw-down Twinlock winding crown. The 35.2mm diameter solid three-body case, integral downturned lugs, and fluted 18k yellow gold bezel are polished/brushed. The rare stone dial is original with luminous baton hour markers with dot hour indices, yellow gold baton hands with luminous inserts, a center sweep seconds hand, and there is an outer minute/second track around the perimeter. There is a date aperture window underneath a Cyclops magnification bubble in the crystal at the 3 o'clock position. It's water resistant and the 12mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Rolex caliber 1570 movement that's rhodium-plated. It's constructed with 26 jewels, a KIF Ultraflex shock absorber system, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance that's adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, and Microstella regulating screws. It has a hacking device for precision time setting and the mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 19,800 vph (2.75Hz). The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 was introduced c. 1960 and it was produced until 1983.

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P.V. Pawel

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Winnipeg, Canada

After a lengthy search I located the Patek Philippe I desired at EWC, but the decision to make a high dollar purchase over the internet was a difficult one. Through numerous emails with Justin and looking at reviews of EWC I made the decision to proceed and I am now ECSTATIC. The watch is exactly as described and pictured. It was perfectly packaged and shipped FedEx overnight. My watch collection now includes the watch I have been seeking for over a year.In summary, you can deal with the EWC staff with confidence. They are professional, honest and you will receive a quality watch which will put a smile on your face.

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Phoenix, AZ

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San Francisco

Dear EWC, I have just completed my very first purchase with your company: a mint Lange Datograph. Robert was extremely help throughout the process with the item delivered nicely packed to my Hong Kong address within days. The condition of the watch was absolutely mint as described and has exceeded my expectations, even under a loupe! I will be a return customer in no time. Well done!

James C.

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