I was originally planning of getting in LE from a friend but he has changed his mind on selling. As such, my focus went back to vintage Rolex. With my current focus on building a collection of early Rolex Datejust, I have traded my Rolex early silver porcelain dial trench watch for a Rolex pink gold bezel Datejust with a pinkish Buckley dial.
From the VRF, A true "buckley dial" MUST be:
painted black, champagne or white roman markers on white, champagne, black, blue or the very rare grey background. These dials were available on non quickset models from the mid 1970's and continued on to the early quickset models of the 1980's. These were the very first "exotic" datejust dials and laid the groundwork for the later applied small roman dial, applied big roman dial, pyramid big roman dial. Mine is a pinkish dial with pink gold bezel! Rolex seemed to have a huge variations for Datejust which make it an interesting series to collect. I am now looking for a 1603 with Bamboo bezel design. Cheers
Rolex 1600 smooth steel bezel with a 1601 pink gold bezel.
I have put a metal bracelet for the steel Rolex 1600 which made the watch looks more modern and zen.