Rolex Datejust 1603 Blue Patinated Dial - 1967

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SKU AS00595
SKU AS00595

Why We Love it

As fans of the well-aged, we like our watches to have a little patina. Sometimes, we like them to have a lot.  There is such a thing as too much - but this ain't it!

Patina tells the story of a timepiece in certain terms, but far too often overzealous collectors, dealers, or watchmakers remove that story by replacing or refinishing parts to make them look "new".  Why anyone would want a twenty or thirty (or more!) year old watch to look new is beyond us, particularly when the aging effects add so much to the overall appearance of a timepiece.

While patina can come in many forms and from many sources- sun, moisture, tool marks, dirt - finding an even patination that is aesthetically pleasing is admittedly challenging.  Needless to say, when we got a look at this brilliant Reference 1603 Datejust, it was love at first sight!

With an incredible sun-faded blue dial, this particular Datejust dates from approximately 1967 and features the classic 36mm Oyster case and machine-turned steel bezel.  Its case shows signs of wear and use without being totally beat to shit, and all of the original luminous plots are still intact!  Topping it off are the original alpha hands, which add a tremendous amount of character to an already captivating timepiece.  It is quite clear that this beauty spent a lot of time in the sun in the past four decades - why not strap it on and add your own chapter to its story?

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

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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 1603 Blue Patinated Dial - 1967

Rolex Datejust 1603 Blue Patinated Dial - 1967

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Rolex Datejust 1603 Blue Patinated Dial - 1967

Why We Love it

As fans of the well-aged, we like our watches to have a little patina. Sometimes, we like them to have a lot.  There is such a thing as too much - but this ain't it!

Patina tells the story of a timepiece in certain terms, but far too often overzealous collectors, dealers, or watchmakers remove that story by replacing or refinishing parts to make them look "new".  Why anyone would want a twenty or thirty (or more!) year old watch to look new is beyond us, particularly when the aging effects add so much to the overall appearance of a timepiece.

While patina can come in many forms and from many sources- sun, moisture, tool marks, dirt - finding an even patination that is aesthetically pleasing is admittedly challenging.  Needless to say, when we got a look at this brilliant Reference 1603 Datejust, it was love at first sight!

With an incredible sun-faded blue dial, this particular Datejust dates from approximately 1967 and features the classic 36mm Oyster case and machine-turned steel bezel.  Its case shows signs of wear and use without being totally beat to shit, and all of the original luminous plots are still intact!  Topping it off are the original alpha hands, which add a tremendous amount of character to an already captivating timepiece.  It is quite clear that this beauty spent a lot of time in the sun in the past four decades - why not strap it on and add your own chapter to its story?

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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