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Rolex Underline Dial Oyster Perpetual ‘Datejust’ 1963


very rare rolex 1603 underline dial in immaculate condition


Rolex Underline dial

rolex underline dial watches are pieces from the early 1960’s when rolex stopped using (radioactive) radium for dial and hand painting. They started to use tritium as luminous material for dial and hands. The horizontal line on the dial indicates that the dial contains ‘no radium’.

The ‘Underline dial’ only seems to appear on very few rolex watches like the datejust, gmt and submariner. Most of these watches are produced in 1963.  These dials are ‘swiss’ signed but contain tritium in stead of radium. The ‘underline’ indicates the transition period.

notice the white gold indexes on the dial which are faceted with 4 facets on each marker. This is seldom seen at rolex dials, it makes the dial very attractive.

The Rolex Datejust we offer here has a sharp case with engine turned bezel, the patina on the dial and original ‘leaf hands’  are beautiful dark creamy orange. The watch has been inspected by our watchmaker and comes with one year guarantee.

Available soon in our shop, more high quality pictures available soon!

  • rolex datejust
  • ref 1603
  • year 1963
  • rolex underline dial
  • 36 mm case size
  • leaf hands
  • full original condition
  • no box / no papers


For more information about this early date just with super rare dial! Contact us by mail or call. We ship worldwide and also trade in your vintage watch.


Vintage Times Amsterdam is a young Watch company located in Amsterdam (the netherlands). We only sell high end Vintage watches in original condition.

Our business is has been born from passion for vintage timepieces. We have an office in the centre of Amsterdam where we meet our clients on appointment. We also ship worldwide.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are always willing to give you more information and high quality pictures of the watches we have for sale. Of course we also like to share our passion and knowledge about watches with other collectors and watch dealers

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Vintage Times Amsterdam is een jong bedrijf gespecialiseerd in o.a. vintage Rolex en Omega horloges. Dankzij ons brede netwerk horlogekenners, verzamelaars, specialisten, dealers en veilinghuizen zijn wij in staat u altijd een kundig advies te geven met betrekking tot uw (vintage) rolex horloge.

Wij zijn altijd op zoek naar interessante objecten voor onze winkel en onze klanten. Daarnaast delen wij graag onze kennis en passie over horloges met andere verzamelaars en kenners. Ook voor degene die niet wegwijs zijn in ‘horlogeland’ maar wel een vintage rolex horloge beziten, kunnen wij wat betekenen op gebied van taxatie, verkoop of bemiddeling bij verkoop.


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U bent van harte welkom op ons kantoor in het centrum van Amsterdam. Bel of mailt u ons wel even, wij werken enkel op afspraak.

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