Since a few years, I have this vintage Rolex Date-Just from 1969, a ref.1601. Actually, it is a ref.1603 but I changed from the stainless steel engine turned bezel to a white gold bezel, which makes it a ref.1601 :-). I bought the (original Rolex) 18kt white gold bezel from a guy from Beverly Hills who had a lot of customers for his custom made diamond studded bezels for all kind of Rolexes. That way, he ended up with a lot of original steel and gold bezels which he sold (and maybe he still does) for very reasonable prices. Anyway, last week I wore my Date-Just again and wondered if I would be able to switch dials as well. Just for fun. So I went to the eBay auction site and found this dial:

I guess I will bid on it and just pray it is original 🙂

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Robert-Jan Broer

Founder & Editor at Fratello Watches
Robert-Jan Broer, born in 1977, watch collector and author on watches for over a decade. Founder of Fratello Watches in 2004.
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  • Gerard

    Very nice dial Robert Jan!!!

  • Robert-Jan Broer

    Thanks, I hope I win the auction 🙂 I don’t see that many old style ‘pie-pan’-ish dials for the ref.160x Rolex models for sale.

  • Hey? Another Gerard?

  • RJ, did you get the dial? If yes, who is going to do the swap, Gerton? Otherwise I might have someone who is very careful and good at this kind of work.

  • Sparkie7

    hi, who’s the watch seller in beverly hills?