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    Vintage Datejust SOTC

    Martynís ďShould I / Shouldnít IĒ thread led me to dig out my old DateJusts. Classic, timeless design. Perfectly sized for any wrist at 36mm and huge variety because of the many dial/bezel/bracelet variations. They are still (in my opinion) great value for money. Anyway, hereís my small collection of vintage DateJusts from the 1960ís and 1970ís.

    1969 black dial ref 1601




    1969 brown dial ref 1603




    1972 grey sign dial ref 1601




    1978 linen dial ref 1601




    1978 Buckley dial ref 1603




    1971 WideBoy dial ref 1601




    1972 black dial ref 1600




    1968 blue dial ref 1600




    All togetherÖ


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    Craftsman
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    Thatís a spectacular collection you have there. Fab!


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    These are such classy watches and perfectly sized (for me) at 36mm.

    I'd be interested in your thoughts on the current Datejust 36mm. I think the slimmer lugs of the latest incarnation are a big improvement.

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    Stunning collection. Iíve always been a huge fan of the datejust. Havenít owned one yet .

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    Wow, what a beautiful classic collection.

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    Great collection. I do need to find a nice one of these! Particularly like that Buckley dial!


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    Timeless classics!

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    Wow is all I can say!

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    What a super collection. I love that 1601 sigma. Was that colour called 'London sky'?

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    Love them
    Great collection


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    John, this is a terrific collection. Very nice


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    The first one is particularly lovely... would you say you now have enough for the non-quickset date not to be too much of a pain?

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    Nice collection, covers most bases/variants. The blue dialís particularly nice.

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    The linen dial one is nice and 36mm is the perfect size.

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    What a fabulous collection.
    Iíve also got a Buckley dial DJ on jubilee and itís so comfortable I once got to work with two watches on the same wrist because I didnít notice that tucked up my shirtsleeve was my Datejust.

    Love the blue dial version but Iíd be happy with any from your collection. Lovely.

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    Timeless design.

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    Master
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    Fabulous collection - love that Buckley dial.
    Why "wideboy"?

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    Lovely collection, I do regret trading my Buckley dial 16030.

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    Love that Linen Dial.

    Fabulous collection John

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    It's quite astonishing the difference the bracelet design makes.

    More obvious when you view the series quick fire.

    Wouldn't have thought it could change a watch head so much.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Man View Post
    These are such classy watches and perfectly sized (for me) at 36mm.

    I'd be interested in your thoughts on the current Datejust 36mm. I think the slimmer lugs of the latest incarnation are a big improvement.
    I do like the current 36mm Datejust, but Iím not sure that i would buy one, the charm and character of a four digit reference will win every time, for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Petewon View Post
    What a super collection. I love that 1601 sigma. Was that colour called 'London sky'?
    Iím not sure about the London Sky reference, but the grey sunburst dial is beautiful (and very difficult to capture in a photo).

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Side of The Loon View Post
    The first one is particularly lovely... would you say you now have enough for the non-quickset date not to be too much of a pain?
    Good point, I hadnít thought of it that way. Although I have to say, as a long time vintage watch wearer, the lack of a quickest date stopped bothering me many years ago.


    Quote Originally Posted by klunk View Post
    Fabulous collection - love that Buckley dial.
    Why "wideboy"?
    Thank you. Wideboy refers to the wide hour markers and matching wide handset. It is my favourite, by some margin.

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    Thatís just plain greedy John! Lovely DJ SOTC..

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    Superb collection congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elesmy View Post
    Superb collection congrats
    Superb comment congrats









    (On the milestone. Hope itís worth it)

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    The linen dial has so much appeal! Itís beautiful and Iím sure itís very versatile on straps


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    Lovely collection, so much choice 🤤

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