Rolex Datejust

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SKU AS03350
SKU AS03350

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

 

If you love the looks, history, and practicality of Rolex's quintessential timepiece, but yearn for something with a little extra jazz, keep reading!

The Datejust is in many ways the "bread and butter" vintage Rolex. Everything you need, nothing you don't, with exceptional quality of construction and lasting style. We've sold hundreds of them. Our founder, notorious for his lack of Rolex-centricity, counts a handful in his personal collection - often stating that a simple steel 36mm Datejust may very well be the perfect watch.

This particular timepiece, a Reference 1601, comes fitted with the classic white gold fluted bezel, a nicely broken-in folded link Jubilee bracelet, and an iconic "top hat" acrylic crystal with magnifying 'cyclops'. But pushing it over the top is an incredibly attractive grey dial that has faded dramatically and developed a 'ghosted' appearance more commonly seen on the bezels of well-worn Submariners.

With a strong case, fully intact luminous plots and just a little bit of peeling near the 6:00 position, this watch is oozing with character and will absolutely stand out in a field of vintage date model Rolexes. 

In short, this is a special one, folks!

The Story

We've said it over and over again - the Datejust may just be the perfect watch.

Coupling perfect proportions, simple dial layouts, and robust movements, Rolex's most prolific model is an icon of timekeeping that has been in continuous production for decades. Moreover, the Datejust is all the watch that just about any of us really need

The beauty of the Datejust is that it is the ultimate do-anything, go-anywhere watch. Equal parts sporty and dressy, the Datejust wears just as well with jeans as it does with a suit, and thanks to the signature Oyster case and tough-as-nails movement, it’s ready for anything that you can throw at it.

In production continuously since 1945, the original Datejust was the world's first wristwatch to incorporate a date disc and aperture at the 3:00 position. The cyclops magnifier over the date window was introduced in 1954, and as we all know has became a signature Rolex design cue.   

Since then, date windows at 3:00 have become commonplace, and the Rolex cyclops magnifier bubble has become a hallmark of the brand. Datejusts have proudly been worn by presidents, athletes and movie stars (and probably your grandfather), in a testament to how timeless and versatile the watch truly is.

Where so many watches can be a little too big here, or a little too small there, the Datejust is just right, embracing the wrist with its thin and tapering 36mm case. And while recent horological trends have favored large wristwatches, the age of the giant watch is behind us (thankfully), making more reasonably sized watches, like the original Datejust, a pleasantly stylish option that fits the bill.

There's a magic to the Datejust's simple design, a timelessness that speaks to how true style never dies. 

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

Rolex Datejust

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Rolex Datejust

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

 

If you love the looks, history, and practicality of Rolex's quintessential timepiece, but yearn for something with a little extra jazz, keep reading!

The Datejust is in many ways the "bread and butter" vintage Rolex. Everything you need, nothing you don't, with exceptional quality of construction and lasting style. We've sold hundreds of them. Our founder, notorious for his lack of Rolex-centricity, counts a handful in his personal collection - often stating that a simple steel 36mm Datejust may very well be the perfect watch.

This particular timepiece, a Reference 1601, comes fitted with the classic white gold fluted bezel, a nicely broken-in folded link Jubilee bracelet, and an iconic "top hat" acrylic crystal with magnifying 'cyclops'. But pushing it over the top is an incredibly attractive grey dial that has faded dramatically and developed a 'ghosted' appearance more commonly seen on the bezels of well-worn Submariners.

With a strong case, fully intact luminous plots and just a little bit of peeling near the 6:00 position, this watch is oozing with character and will absolutely stand out in a field of vintage date model Rolexes. 

In short, this is a special one, folks!

The Story

We've said it over and over again - the Datejust may just be the perfect watch.

Coupling perfect proportions, simple dial layouts, and robust movements, Rolex's most prolific model is an icon of timekeeping that has been in continuous production for decades. Moreover, the Datejust is all the watch that just about any of us really need

The beauty of the Datejust is that it is the ultimate do-anything, go-anywhere watch. Equal parts sporty and dressy, the Datejust wears just as well with jeans as it does with a suit, and thanks to the signature Oyster case and tough-as-nails movement, it’s ready for anything that you can throw at it.

In production continuously since 1945, the original Datejust was the world's first wristwatch to incorporate a date disc and aperture at the 3:00 position. The cyclops magnifier over the date window was introduced in 1954, and as we all know has became a signature Rolex design cue.   

Since then, date windows at 3:00 have become commonplace, and the Rolex cyclops magnifier bubble has become a hallmark of the brand. Datejusts have proudly been worn by presidents, athletes and movie stars (and probably your grandfather), in a testament to how timeless and versatile the watch truly is.

Where so many watches can be a little too big here, or a little too small there, the Datejust is just right, embracing the wrist with its thin and tapering 36mm case. And while recent horological trends have favored large wristwatches, the age of the giant watch is behind us (thankfully), making more reasonably sized watches, like the original Datejust, a pleasantly stylish option that fits the bill.

There's a magic to the Datejust's simple design, a timelessness that speaks to how true style never dies. 

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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