Skip to product information
1 of 9


Rolex Datejust 1603, 1970

Rolex Datejust 1603, 1970

Authenticity Guaranteed

Regular price $4,888.00
Sale price $4,888.00
Sale Sold out Save 18%

Traditional Dealer Price

Regular price $5,953.00
Shipping calculated at checkout.
ARRANGE A VIEWING Virtually or In-Person

Have a question?

Call us on 0203 8156 488 or WhatsApp us or Send us a Message

Have similar watch to sell?

We offer up-to 30% more than the competition. Get a quote.

 The 1970 Steel Rolex Datejust Reference 1603: A Blend of History and Style

Allow us to introduce you to a piece that gracefully marries history with modern style: the steel Rolex Datejust reference 1603 from the remarkable year of 1970. This isn't merely a watch; it's a wearable narrative, seamlessly weaving together the grand history of Rolex with an enduring style that feels at home in both casual and formal settings.

A Tribute to Rolex’s Remarkable Legacy

In the vibrant timeline of Rolex, the year 1945 marked a milestone with the inception of the Datejust series, commemorating their 40th anniversary. This innovative creation was a game-changer, introducing the world to an automatic movement displaying the date prominently in a window on the dial. Fast forward to the early 1960's and the 160X series of Datejust was launched, which included the reference 1603. 

Decoding the 1603: A Unique Blend of Heritage and Precision

Let's venture deeper into the 1603’s charm, a reference that stands as a significant marker in Rolex's journey. The 160X series, including this gem, was known for its workhorse movements, retaining the traditional manner of adjusting the date by rotating the hands, a feature that was updated in the later 160XX series which incorporated a quick-set date function.

Specifically, the '3' in 1603 signifies the distinctive engine-turned bezel, a standout feature that adds a different flair compared to the fluted bezel represented by the '1' in the 1601 series. This subtle differentiation in bezel design allows for a delightful variety within the Datejust collection, letting collectors choose a piece that truly resonates with their style and preference.

Secure this Rolex Datejust 1603 today!

This 1970 Rolex Datejust reference 1603 is a genuine slice of history, distinguished by its unique engine-turned bezel. It's more than a watch; it's a nod to Rolex's unmatched legacy. If you've been waiting for the perfect blend of heritage and style, this is your moment. Act now, before someone else seizes the opportunity to own this vintage masterpiece. This isn't just a purchase, it's your next cherished possession.

View full details

Key Information

Rolex Datejust 1603, 1970

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Rolex
  • Model: Datejust
  • Ref.: 1603
  • Year: 1970
  • SKU: 1924


  • Movement Calibre: 1570
  • Movement Type: Automatic
  • Case Size: 36

Box and Papers:

  • Our Own

Condition Report

Condition Report:

Dial: The dial presents itself in good condition, maintaining a clear and vibrant appearance, devoid of major marks or imperfections that would detract from its vintage charm.

Case: In good order, the case proudly bears the scratches of time, testament to its storied past. These marks are commensurate with its age and only add to its vintage allure, narrating a history of devoted wear.

Bracelet: The bracelet is in fair order, exhibiting some stretching that is common with its age. Despite this, it retains its structural integrity, promising comfortable and secure wear for its next owner.

Movement: The movement has just received a fresh service.

Shipping & Returns


For orders placed before 2pm orders will be shipped the same day.

Your watch will be carefully packaged and shipped fully insured with leading global courier companies.

Delivery Prices:

Delivery within the UK is Free. Delivery within Europe is £60. Delivery for the Rest of the World is £80.


Don't like it or change your mind? Return it for a full refund with our 14 day, no hassle returns on all sales. See the full conditions here.

1 Year Warranty

All Our Watches are Covered by Our World-Class, 1 Year International Warranty.

Should your watch run into mechanical issues we'll repair it. For full details see our terms and conditions here.


We're here to help!

Get in touch with our friendly team via:

The Time Rediscovered Difference

Our mission is to make buying & selling vintage watches with us feel like dealing with a trusted friend, that's why you'll always get:

  • Fair Prices

    Prices upto 30% cheaper than traditional dealers, see how we do it

  • Friendly Service

    Friendly & never pushy. Contact us via phone, WhatsApp or Email

  • Guarantee on Form and Function

    All watches are authenticated & serviced with transparent condition reports


"Best in class customer service. Time Rediscovered has restored my confidence in a flaky (at best) industry. Highly recommended."

- H Grizaard

Read what customers are saying here