Rolex Datejust*** 16030 Buckley Dial*** 1981
ROLEX Datejust 16030, quickset, Grey White "Buckley" dial, 1981
Serial: 7189581
Circa: 1981
Reference No.: 16030

DIAL: White Roman dial with printed numerals and beveled date aperture at 3 o’clock.

CASE: 36mm, stainless steel with engine turned bezel and acrylic glass with loupe for date at 3 o’clock

MOVEMENT: Caliber 3035, Self-winding mechanical movement with 27 jewels

BRACELET: Rolex stainless steel Jubilee bracelet 62510H/555, Date Code E

CONDITION REPORT: All original and excellent condition. Dial and hands are flawless with original tritium lume intact. Case and bracelet are in good shape as well.

NOTES: The grey Roman "Buckley" dial is one of the rarer configurations for a quickset 16030 and especially in this condition. A classic Rolex that has a timeless design to be appreciated for years to come.
The Datejust is considered to be one of the most classic and iconic models of Rolex. Introduced in 1945, the Datejust was the first wristwatch with a chronometer movement featuring an automatic calendar and a first to jump precisely at midnight. It was also the world's first fully waterproof wristwatch with automatic winding and central seconds-hand. The size of 36mm in diameter, the shape of the Oyster case and the cyclops that magnifies the date window by 2.5 times are the hallmarks of future Rolex models. The Datejust is still the king of vintage watches as it offers a story, a reliable automatic movement and the date. Essentially, it satisfies all essential criteria one is looking for in a vintage Rolex.