Rolex Datejust 16030 from 1983

Many collectors consider Rolex’s ref. 16XXX family, particularly the all-steel ref. 16030, to be the last of the classic Datejust models. The name had been around for more than 30 years by the time the series was released in 1977, having debuted the same year World War II concluded. It took over from the four-digit ref. 16XX references, which were the ones who had actually perfected the Datejust’s general design, and took it all the way up to 1988. The switchover was based around a new movement being released, as is customary at Rolex, and it was a particularly important one this time. Aside from the internal workings, it was very much business as usual for one of the brand’s most popular and long-serving items. The Datejust, a revolution on its launch and a watch praised for its simple, attractive aesthetics and true t-shirt to tuxedo adaptability, reinforced Rolex’s leading position in the industry. With so many various metal, bezel, and dial combinations to choose from, it was nearly difficult not to discover one that fit your preferences. There was a model for everyone, from the shy and retiring to the overt grandstander, much like in the present collection. Furthermore, because the Datejust stood between between a pure dress watch and a rugged tool watch, it might be considered the only timepiece someone actually required. The ref. 16030 manages to be subtle while yet incorporating a dash of flamboyance to distinguish it distinct from the rest of the range. We take a closer look at this fantastic resource in the sections below.
  • Excellent overall condition
  • Movement working perfectly
  • Firm oyster bracelet
  • Size: 36mm without crown
  • Serial: 7******
  • Year: 1983
  • Calibre: 3186
  • Bracelet: Jubilee
Accessories: None
Im asking $4450 net to me and will include insured shipping within Conus. Willing to FaceTime or have a Zoom call with the buyer!