Quick Comparison Guide: Two Tone Rolex Datejust 1600, 1601, 1625, 16003, 16013, 16253

Since the two tone Datejust is one of the longest running Rolex watches still in production today, there’s unsurprisingly a huge assortment of models to choose from. To help you navigate the vast choices, read our comprehensive comparison guide about the differences between the two tone Datejust 1600, 1601, 1625, 16003, 16013, and 16253.

Rolex Datejust 1600 vs. Rolex Datejust 16003

Model Rolex Datejust 1600 Rolex Datejust 16003
Case Diameter 36mm 36mm
Manufacturing Period Early 1960s – Late 1970s/Early 1980s Late 1970s – Late 1980s
Metal Type Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold
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); Yellow Gold Smooth (Domed); Yellow 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
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Rolex Datejust 1601 vs. Rolex Datejust 16013

Model Rolex Datejust 1601 Rolex Datejust 16013
Case Diameter 36mm 36mm
Manufacturing Period Early 1960s – Late 1970s/Early 1980s Late 1970s – Late 1980s
Metal Type Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold
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; Yellow Gold Fluted; Yellow 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
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Rolex Datejust 1625 vs. Rolex Datejust 16253

Model Rolex Datejust 1625 Rolex Datejust 16253
Case Diameter 36mm 36mm
Manufacturing Period Early 1960s – Late 1970s/Early 1980s Late 1970s – Late 1980s
Metal Type Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold
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; Yellow Gold;
Rotating “Turn-O-Graph” Bezel
Engine Turned; Yellow Gold;
Rotating “Turn-O-Graph” Bezel
Case Details Lug Holes Lug Holes
Bracelet Oyster/Jubilee J Oyster/Jubilee
Clasp Flip Flip
Links Hollow; Rivet/Folded/Oval/D-Link Hollow; Oval/D-Link
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