Rolex Datejust 16030

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The Datejust. The cornerstone of our store. Many people around the world absolutely love the Rolex Datejust, and so do we! It’s such a stylish watch that has so much historical value and simply, looks great on anybody’s wrist. The engine-turned bezel in combination with the oyster bracelet make this reference 16030 so sportive. This piece has the perfect case size of 36mm and because of its polar-white dial it could be worn perfectly with both, a suit (it matches perfectly with your white dress shirt) but also a casual outfit (it matches perfectly with your white sneakers). This specimen dates back to 1982 and features the quickset-date function (caliber 3035), which allows the user to set the date and time independently. The overall condition of the steel case and bracelet is very neat.If you wear this watch your wristgame is on point, whether you match it with your tracksuit or your smoking.

Introduction

Rolex DatejustIn 1945 Rolex created the flagship Datejust to mark the company’s 40th anniversary. This model was the world’s first self-winding wristwatch with a date indication. With the Datejust, Rolex also introduced the iconic 5-piece jubilee bracelet, first in solid gold and later in bicolor and stainless steel. On the tenth anniversary of the Datejust in 1955, the magnifying ‘cyclops lens’ was introduced on the Datejust.OVETTONEThe nickname ‘Ovettone’ means ‘big egg’ in Italian. This nickname refers to a couple of early Datejust references with a protruded ‘bubble back’ that was meant to house the newly introduced date wheel on the movement. Collectors love these early Datejusts because they are truly special pieces within Rolex’ longest running product line.REF. 16xx (1600, 1601, 1603)The Datejust 16xx series was produced in the 1960s and the 1970s. These affordable and user-friendly Datejusts are the perfect vintage ‘daily beaters’ that can be combined with any outfit and worn on every occasion.The Datejust is usually fitted with a Jubilee bracelet, but the ref. 1600 could also be ordered on an Oyster bracelet. This reference came with a smooth bezel (domed bezel) and was available in either (white, yellow, or rose) gold or in stainless steel. The ref. 1601 came with a fluted bezel in gold and was available with a steel, bicolor, or (white, yellow and rose gold) case and bracelet. The ref. 1603 was only made in steel and featured an engine turned bezel in steel.The dial colors and configurations varied among the 16xx series Datejusts. Characteristic for this era of production is the so-called ‘Pie-Pan’ dial where the dial looks like an upside-down pie-pan (a concentric ring that slopes down from the flat centre).REF. 16xxx (16000, 16030, 16014)The Datejust 16xxx (5 digits) is introduced in the late 1970s and recognizable by the flat dial. This ‘newer’ Datejust has an updated calibre 3035 with a Quick Set of the Date.

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Packages are generally dispatched within 2 days after receipt of payment and are shipped within the Netherlands by Registered Mail through the Dutch carrier PostNL and for other countries by Fedex. Consult us if you prefer another method of shipping. For most destinations tracking is available.