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1973 Rolex Datejust Diamond and Moissanite Wristwatch

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Rolex wristwatches are among the highest quality timepieces available, both today and throughout the past century. Founded in 1905 in London and later moved to Switzerland, the company is known for its Oyster Perpetual, Professional, and Cellini lines. Rolex set a new standard for accuracy and has generated many patents throughout its history. Given their dependability and durability, Rolex watches are worn by aviators far above the earth and divers deep beneath the sea–not to mention everyone else in between.

Brand: Rolex
Type: Wristwatch
Model Name: Datejust
Model Number: 1601
Serial Number: 3,9XX,XXX
Lug to Lug (mm): 43
Case to Case (mm): 36
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Caseback Material: Stainless Steel
Total Weight (grams): 90.30
Movement: Rolex 1570 automatic, 26 Jewels
Estimated Production Year: 1973
Markings to Inside: 1601 Montres Rolex S.A. Geneva Switzerland Patented Stainless Steel
Functions: Date
Dial Details: Moissanite Hour Markers
Bracelet/Fob Material: Steelinox, 14K Gold
Bracelet/Fob Style: Jubilee
Clasp Style: Fold Over
Total Length: 8.00"
Primary Stone(s) Location: Dial
Primary Stone(s) Type: Moissanite
Primary Stone(s) Shape: Round Brilliant Cut
Primary Stone(s) Dimensions: 1.40 mm
Secondary Stone(s) Location: Bezel
Secondary Stone(s) Type: Diamond
Secondary Stone(s) Shape: Round Brilliant Cut
Secondary Stone(s) Dimensions: 1.40 – 1.80 mm
Total Secondary Stone(s) Carat Weight: 0.70 ctw
Secondary Stone(s) Color Grade: H – I
Secondary Stone(s) Clarity Grade: I1 – I2
Secondary Stone(s) Gemologist Note: Surface Reaching Fractures and Inclusions
  • Timekeeping accuracy not guaranteed.
  • This item has been evaluated and verified by an independent Certified Master Electronic Watchmaker and a Graduate Gemologist.
  • 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.
  • All diamond and gemstone grading is done under GIA standards as the mounting permits, where gemstones are present; where mountings impede accurate measurements, (estimated) dimensions are provided. All weights and measurements are estimated and approximate; where mountings impede accurate measurements, a calculated estimate is provided. Industry standard and accepted treatments for gemstones are assumed unless otherwise noted.
  • Secondhand 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.
- dial is an aftermarket with moissanite hour markers.
- diamond bezel is aftermarket base metal.
- crystal edge has been polished smooth.
- watch band is stretched.
- bezel is nicked on the outer edge between 5 mark with crack through.
- bracelet style is two-tone jubilee 2/72 6251H with 255 ends.
- case bezel is rhodium plate.
- green pouch included.

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