Rolex Datejust 1601 Grey Linen

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SKU AS01235
SKU AS01235

Why We Love it

We admit it - we have a tendency to be repetitive. 

When we find something we like, we stick with it.  Call it old-fashioned, but that's just how we choose to be.  So if you've been following us for awhile, you may notice a theme with some of our featured timepieces...and that theme is outright fantasticity (new word).  Vintage wristwatches that are robust, beautiful, and timeless are the name of the game, and while the market is filled with myriad styles and models, we always come back to a certain few that have captured our imagination.

One such model is the venerable Datejust - perhaps the most recognizable model in the Rolex pantheon.  In production since 1945, the original Datejust was designed for everyday wear, and was the world's first wristwatch to incorporate a date function.  They have been worn proudly by presidents, athletes and movie stars - and probably your grandfather. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; with perfect proportions, a robust automatic movement and timeless styling, the Rolex Datejust may simply be the most versatile and wearable watch ever designed.

This particular Datejust (Reference 1601) dates from approximately 1966 and features a classic 36mm Oyster case, grey linen dial and a steel engine-turned bezel, paired with a folded-link Jubilee bracelet. This is a simple and stunning vintage piece with an unusual textured dial, making it extremely versatile, and arguably the only watch a discerning modern gentleman would ever need.  It shouldn't be hard to see why we like 'em so much. 

For more information on then history of the Rolex Datejust, check out this recent article by Hodinkee, HERE.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Rolex Datejust 1601 Grey Linen

Rolex Datejust 1601 Grey Linen

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Rolex Datejust 1601 Grey Linen

Why We Love it

We admit it - we have a tendency to be repetitive. 

When we find something we like, we stick with it.  Call it old-fashioned, but that's just how we choose to be.  So if you've been following us for awhile, you may notice a theme with some of our featured timepieces...and that theme is outright fantasticity (new word).  Vintage wristwatches that are robust, beautiful, and timeless are the name of the game, and while the market is filled with myriad styles and models, we always come back to a certain few that have captured our imagination.

One such model is the venerable Datejust - perhaps the most recognizable model in the Rolex pantheon.  In production since 1945, the original Datejust was designed for everyday wear, and was the world's first wristwatch to incorporate a date function.  They have been worn proudly by presidents, athletes and movie stars - and probably your grandfather. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; with perfect proportions, a robust automatic movement and timeless styling, the Rolex Datejust may simply be the most versatile and wearable watch ever designed.

This particular Datejust (Reference 1601) dates from approximately 1966 and features a classic 36mm Oyster case, grey linen dial and a steel engine-turned bezel, paired with a folded-link Jubilee bracelet. This is a simple and stunning vintage piece with an unusual textured dial, making it extremely versatile, and arguably the only watch a discerning modern gentleman would ever need.  It shouldn't be hard to see why we like 'em so much. 

For more information on then history of the Rolex Datejust, check out this recent article by Hodinkee, HERE.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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