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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 16030, 1987

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 16030, 1987

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A timeless Rolex Datejust reference 16030

The Unmistakable Charm of the Rolex Datejust 16030. Experience the unique allure of the vintage Rolex Datejust 16030, one of our favourite vintage dress watches that embodies the perfect blend of elegance and functionality. This specific reference, introduced in the late 1970s, is a quintessential addition to any watch enthusiast's collection, offering a distinctive take on the iconic Datejust lineage.

The Signature Stainless Steel Oyster Case and Jubilee Bracelet

The Rolex Datejust 16030 features a robust 36mm stainless steel Oyster case, exuding both durability and sophistication. The case is paired with the iconic Jubilee stainless steel bracelet, in this case a reference 62510H, providing a harmonious and refined aesthetic. This combination not only ensures a comfortable fit but also showcases the watch's versatility, making it suitable for any occasion.

The Engine-Turned Bezel: A Unique Point of Interest

One of the most striking features of the Rolex Datejust 16030 is its engine-turned bezel. This distinctive design element sets it apart from other Datejust models, which typically feature either a smooth or fluted bezel. The intricate engine-turned pattern adds a touch of character and texture to the watch, making it an appealing choice for those seeking an added point of interest.

The Timeless Dial with the Iconic Date Function

The Datejust 16030 boasts a timeless, uncluttered dial. The dial features applied hour markers and the renowned date aperture at 3 o'clock, magnified by the iconic Cyclops lens. This practical and distinctive feature is synonymous with the Datejust line, ensuring easy readability and adding to the watch's charm.

The Precision of the Calibre 3035 Movement

At the heart of the Rolex Datejust 16030 lies the exceptional Calibre 3035 movement, a testament to Rolex's commitment to precision and reliability. This automatic, self-winding movement features a quickset date function, allowing for easy and efficient date adjustments without having to turn the hands around the dial. The Calibre 3035 also boasts a higher beat rate, providing a smoother seconds hand sweep and improved accuracy over its predecessor.

Invest in a Piece of Rolex History

This vintage Rolex Datejust 16030 offers the perfect blend of elegance, precision, and uniqueness – a true horological masterpiece that will have onlookers ticking with envy. So, why not treat yourself to a piece of Rolex history, and experience the impeccable blend of form and function that only a watch of this caliber can offer? Remember, time flies, but with the Datejust 16030 on your wrist, you'll never miss a beat!

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Key Information

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 16030, 1987

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Rolex
  • Model: Datejust
  • Ref.: 16030
  • Year: 1987
  • SKU: 1895


  • Movement Calibre: 3035
  • Movement Type: Automatic
  • Case Size: 36mm

Box and Papers:

  • Original Box

Condition Report

Condition Report:
Presented in excellent vintage condition. The watch was previously serviced and sold by Watchfinder in 2022. The dial, case and bracelet all remain in good order. The bracelet is reference correct albeit from a few years earlier and shows minimal stretch for its age. It will fit writs upto 16.5cm (extra links can be sourced at cost). The watch comes with a Rolex box, hang tag, service booklet, two instruction manuals and various paperwork from WatchFinder.

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