Rolex Datejust Reference 1603 - Watches Boston
Rolex Datejust Reference 1603 - Watches Boston
Rolex Datejust Reference 1603 - Watches Boston
Rolex Datejust Reference 1603 - Watches Boston
Rolex Datejust Reference 1603 - Watches Boston
Rolex Datejust Reference 1603 - Watches Boston

Rolex Datejust Reference 1603

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SKU: EJWAT09831

Rolex Submariner Reference 1603

Reference 1603

  • Case Shape: Round
  • Case Diameter: 36 mm
  • Case Thickness: 8.8mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Water Resistance: N/A Water-Resistancy is not guaranteed on a vintage timepiece
  • Screw In Crown: Yes
  • Band Material: Stainless Steel Bracelet
  • Buckle: Stainless Steel Clasp
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Power Reserve: Approx. 48 hrs
  • Complications: Date, Center Seconds Hand
  • Exhibition Caseback: No
  • Warranty: 1 Year Analog Shift Warranty
  • SCL SKU: EJWAT09831

Throughout Rolex's century of existence, the manufacture has produced an arsenal of classic designs that have essentially remained unchanged throughout the years. Though small cosmetic differences may arise (such as the addition of a date window, or changing the color of the dial), a Rolex still looks like a Rolex. Because with Rolex, it's not about innovation, but about refinement.

The Rolex Datejust is an example of that ethos of continuity brought to life. With perfect proportions and a dial that's elegant in its simplicity, the Datejust is a horological icon. First released in 1945--the 40th "Jubilee" of the founding of Rolex--and in continuous production for the decades since, the Datejust is Rolex's most prolific and enduring model.

To be fair, the look of the Datejust has changed subtly over the years, but in material more than in form. Upon its release, the Datejust was available only in precious metals. But by the mid-1950s it was made in stainless steel.

Moreover, the first reference of Datejust lacked the feature that would become Rolex's hallmark, the cyclops magnifier over the date window. But that would come in 1954. Around the same time, the Datejust gained its engine-turned bezel, a harbinger of the fluted bezel of today.

What results is a watch with strong design language that's carried through the model through seven decades.

The Datejust is the ultimate go-anywhere, do-anything watch. On a steel bracelet (we prefer the classic Jubilee bracelet, featured here) it exudes elegance; on leather, refinement; and on nylon, a kind of toughness that only Rolex can have. It inhabits a space somewhere between sporty and dressy, suitable to every occasion.