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1978 Rolex Datejust Stainless Steel Automatic Wristwatch

Item Details

A 1978 Rolex Datejust stainless steel automatic wristwatch. A classic luxury watch that features a bold round engine turned stainless steel bezel set on a polished and brushed stainless steel case with a screw-lock crown. This vintage timepiece also features a silvered dial with gold stick hour markers, baton-style hands, and a magnified date window. The timepiece is displayed on a Mexican Rolex Jubilee bracelet with a fold-over clasp.

Brand: Rolex
Style: Vintage
Type: Wristwatch
Model Name: Datejust
Model Number: 1603
Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Caseback Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Cal.1570, 26 Jewels
Estimated Production Year: 1978
Markings to Inside: Montres Rolex SA. Geneva Switzerland, Patented, Stainless Steel, 1600
Functions: Date Window, Screw Lock Crown
Clasp Style: Fold Over
Bracelet/Fob Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet/Fob Style: Jubilee
Bracelet/Fob Length: 6.50"
  • Timekeeping accuracy not guaranteed.
  • This item has been evaluated by a Watch Specialist using industry standard testing to ensure metal content and accuracy. All weights and measurements are estimated and approximate​.
  • EBTH assumes all watches unisex and does not specify the gender of a piece. For size reference, please see the case measurements of the piece listed under dimensions.
  • Pre-owned jewelry may contain minor markings/imperfections throughout.
  • While we represent items accurately on our site to the best of our ability, the color calibration of computer monitors can vary, causing colors to appear slightly different from one monitor to another. Due to this, please note that precise color representation of metal and gemstones is not always possible.


- running at time of evaluation without detailed testing, future state not guaranteed.
- magnified date window.
- engine turned bezel.
- the dial is refinished.
- Mexican made Rolex Jubilee bracelet.
- winding via the crown is a little rough.
- the metal is pitting between the threading on the case back.
- the fold-over clasp appears to have been cut and shortened by hand.


- lug to lug measurement is 42.50 mm.
- case to case measurement is 36.00 mm.

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