Rolex Datejust Ref 1601 Gold 03-13-18 1
Rolex Datejust Ref 1601 Gold 03-13-18 1
Rolex Datejust Ref 1601 Gold 03-13-18 2
Rolex Datejust Ref 1601 Gold 03-13-18 3
Rolex Datejust Ref 1601 Gold 03-13-18 4
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Rolex Datejust Ref 1601 Gold 03-13-18 7
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Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601



Nothing feels quite like a solid gold Rolex, I’ll tell you that. I’m not sure if its the combination of the rich yellow color and substantial, classically proportioned Oyster case or the mere fact that it’s been a cornerstone of global culture since the mid 1950’s, but there’s no doubt, noting feels quite like a solid gold Rolex.

Let’s take a look at this example: It’s a Datejust reference 1601, it’s cased in 18K yellow gold and it was manufactured in 1968. Its champagne dial is a rare, non-luminous variant and its matching hands are, without question, original to this exact piece. Looking beyond the dial, it’s the Ouster case that really steals the show. Quite likely never polished, its lugs are remarkably sharp and thick – just how any true Rolex geek would want them.



Model: Ref. 1601
Year: 1968
Case Diameter: 36 millimeters
Lug to Lug: 43 millimeters
Lug Width: 20 millimeters
Case Material: 18k yellow gold
Case Condition: Great condition, no significant nicks or scratches
Dial Condition: Great condition, no stains or scratches
Movement: Automatic Winding


Through rigorous vetting of each wristwatch we carry, we are able to guarantee authenticity and sound, reliable mechanics. Ultimately, we’re obsessed with your satisfaction and everything we do is in pursuit of exactly that – so if you have any questions, no matter how large or small, please ask. We’ll always do our best to make every interaction and transaction, well, perfect.

Mechanical Guarantee: By thorough inspection and service by our veteran watchmaker, we keep a high standard of quality here at T&H. Each watch is guaranteed by a 30-day mechanical warranty so if anything goes wrong, please let us know immediately. But whether you run into a complication two days after the sale or two years, we’ll be here for you. That being said, please keep in mind, due to the nature of vintage watches, we expect reasonable treatment of all watches by their owners. So please, no vintage watch swimming.


It’s simple. We don’t want you to have a watch that you don’t love. So, we will always give you three days to love or return your Theo & Harris wristwatch, no questions asked. Naturally, all returned wristwatches must be in the same condition as initially shipped. Insured shipping for returns must be paid for by the buyers and buyers assume all risk. Once received, 90% of the original purchase price will be immediately refunded.


christian jara
11:11 12 Mar 18
My experience with T&H was great, every question was answered properly, the watch was exactly as described and shipping was prompt and very secure. Definitely will buy again once I'm able to save for a 1601.
Robert Haley
02:11 22 Nov 17
My purchase and overall expierence with Theo and Harris was absolutely wonderful. I sent in an email inquiring about doing a trade plus some extra cash. Christian responded very quickly and a very fair deal was made after some research on his end. I paid on a friday and the watch was delivered on the following Tuesday. I am absolutely thrilled with the watch and the overall buying experience. Christian was so very helpful and quick to respond to any question that I had. I think that I was impressed the most by the care and service that was provided.
Jason Whitehurst
00:00 19 Nov 17
The only partner I trust to provide the best examples of vintage watches.I have partnered with Christian at Theo & Harris for just over a year. I've purchased several watches from him and each has been an excellent value. I've even partnered with Christian to resell some of my vintage pieces as I made adjustments to my collection. Christian is consistently a wealth of information, truthful in his approach, dogmatic about what's a solid value and what is not. I couldn't ask for a better parter to source quality vintage time pieces. The business mantra of T&H to provide an experience far and above the simple purchasing of vintage time pieces shines through with each experience.I am happy to report I've just purchased my next vintage piece from him and don't expect to stop anytime soon.
Michael Moore
17:38 07 Nov 17
First-class operation. Christian and team place a high premium on earning trust and they make sure you are satisfied. Received personalized follow-up after the sale, and my entire experience was excellent. Highest marks! Thank you T&H!
Tony Tran
00:01 04 Nov 17
I recently purchased a vintage birth-year Omega from them and it went as smooth as the sweeping seconds hand of a Seiko Spring Drive. Price was market price and the condition of the watch exceeded my expectations. Obviously it's not perfect since it's a watch that's over 30 years old but great for its age. Delivery was prompt and only took a couple of days to arrive in Hong Kong. Any answers were replied quickly and Christian was extremely helpful. Definitely recommend.
James Reid
19:45 01 Nov 17
I have nothing but great things to say about the watches sold by Theo & Harris as well as the customer service provided by Christian and the T&H team! It is clear that they care about what they do and, perhaps more importantly, about their customers. After quite a bit of searching, I purchased an amazing vintage Rolex from T&H, and I could't be happier with the result. It is a beautiful watch, and the purchasing process couldn't have been smoother. If you are hesitant about purchasing a vintage watch online, you shouldn't be. Everything is as promised, and judging by their continued success, I am certain that they will be around a long time. I would certainly buy another timepiece from them, and have already recommended T&H to friends and colleagues interested in buying a vintage watch. Keep up the great work, T&H!!!!
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