Quick Comparison Guide: Stainless Steel Rolex Datejust 1600, 1601, 1603, 16000, 16014, 16030

As one of the longest-running Rolex watch models in production, there is a very large assortment of stainless steel Rolex Datejust models out there. Also, if you’re considering purchasing one, our quick comparison guide for stainless steel Rolex Datejust models can help you determine the differences and similarities between them.  Specifically, this comprehensive guide compares the stainless steel Datejust models 1600, 1601, 1603, 16000, 16014, and 16030.

Rolex Datejust 1600 vs. Rolex Datejust 16000

Model Rolex Datejust 1600 Rolex Datejust 16000
Case Diameter 36mm 36mm
Manufacturing Period Early 1960s – Late 1970s/Early 1980s Late 1970s – Late 1980s
Metal Type Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Weight A Little Lighter/About The Same A Little Heavier/About The Same
Crystal Type Acrylic (Plastic) Acrylic (Plastic)
Movement Caliber 1560/1570; Non-Quickset Caliber 3035; Quickset
Dial Lume Tritium Tritium
Bezel Smooth (Domed); Stainless Steel Smooth (Domed); Stainless Steel
Case Details Lug Holes Lug Holes
Bracelet Oyster/Jubilee Oyster/Jubilee
Clasp Flip Flip
Links Hollow; Rivet/Folded/Oval/D-Link Hollow; Oval/D-Link
End Pieces End Pieces End Pieces
Additional Notes Some models are available with a “Sigma” dial which indicates white gold hands and markers

Rolex Datejust 1601 vs. Rolex Datejust 16014

Model Rolex Datejust 1601 Rolex Datejust 16014
Case Diameter 36mm 36mm
Manufacturing Period Early 1960s – Late 1970s/Early 1980s Late 1970s – Late 1980s
Metal Type Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Weight A Little Lighter/About The Same A Little Heavier/About The Same
Crystal Type Acrylic (Plastic) Acrylic (Plastic)
Movement Caliber 1560/1570; Non-Quickset Caliber 3035; Quickset
Dial Lume Tritium Tritium
Bezel Fluted; White Gold Fluted; White Gold
Case Details Lug Holes Lug Holes
Bracelet Oyster/Jubilee Oyster/Jubilee
Clasp Flip Flip
Links Hollow; Rivet/Folded/Oval/D-Link Hollow; Oval/D-Link
End Pieces End Pieces End Pieces
Additional Notes Some models are available with a “Sigma” dial which indicates white gold hands and markers

Rolex Datejust 1603 vs. Rolex Datejust 16030

Model Rolex Datejust 1603 Rolex Datejust 16030
Case Diameter 36mm 36mm
Manufacturing Period Early 1960s – Late 1970s/Early 1980s Late 1970s – Late 1980s
Metal Type Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Weight A Little Lighter/About The Same A Little Heavier/About The Same
Crystal Type Acrylic (Plastic) Acrylic (Plastic)
Movement Caliber 1560/1570; Non-Quickset Caliber 3035; Quickset
Dial Lume Tritium Tritium
Bezel Engine Turned; Stainless Steel Engine Turned; Stainless Steel
Case Details Lug Holes Lug Holes
Bracelet Oyster/Jubilee Oyster/Jubilee
Clasp Flip Flip
Links Hollow; Rivet/Folded/OvaLink Hollow; Oval/D-Link
End Pieces End Pieces End Pieces
Additional Notes Some models are available with a “Sigma” dial which indicates white gold hands and markers