The domed bezel Datejusts enjoy an increasing popularity, we can definitely understand why. You don’t see them as often as their 1601 or 1603 brother and in my opinion the Oyster bracelet is the best match for it. This particular 1600 features a rare white dial with clear Roman numerals in black. Incredible that this watch dates back to the 70’s as it looks so contemporary.
After World-war 2 Rolex created the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch that featured a date indication. For the first 10 years of production the date, shown at the 3 o’clock position, was not yet enhanced by the well-known ‘Cyclop lens’. This lens was introduced in 1955 and magnified the date by 2.5 times.
REF. 16xx (1600, 1601, 1603)
The Datejust 16xx series were produced between the 1960’s and the 1970’s. If you are looking for a vintage ‘daily beater’ this might be the perfect watch for you. These affordable and user friendly Rolexes possess a timeless elegance that can be combined with any outfit and in any occasion.
The Datejust is usually fitted with a jubilee bracelet however the 1600 reference also had the option for an Oyster bracelet. This ref.1600 was with a domed bezel (domed bezel) and was available in all white, yellow and rose gold along with all steel. The dial colour and configuration varies. Characteristic for this era of production is the so-called ‘Pie-Pan’ dial were the dial looks like an upside-down pie-pan. (a concentric ring that slopes down from the flat centre).