1603, Vertically-Brushed Dial Datejust, Steel
A ref. 1603 Datejust with an uncommon vertically-brushed grey dial. The finish was used for a few years in the early 1970s and then stopped, for no explicable reason. As a result, they’re relatively uncommon to find today, almost every Datejust you’ll see from this era is matte or sunburst. The texture has a likeness to a 1019 Milguass, but a bit more classic. This 1973 example also has a sigma dial, with white gold hands and indices. It’s one of those watches that looks very familiar, but probably isn’t.