Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ref. 16030 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1987
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date and Rolex Jubilee bracelet
A very handsome example of the Rolex Datejust, this watch is in excellent condition with a handsome silvered dial and applied baton indexes. There’s a rather smart and unusual piece of detailing to the minute track – above each hour index, the minute track ‘points’ inwards in a ‘V’-shape towards the luminescent dots which are above each of the baton numerals.
Rolex introduced the Ref.16030 Datejust in 1977 and the model was manufactured with the automatically wound Rolex calibre 3035 movement until 1988. The present example has an ‘R’ series case number which places its year of production to 1987. This model has a fast date change facility which is activated via a secondary setting to the crown, allowing quick and easy adjustment of the calendar. The movement also features a hack feature which will stop the seconds hand when the crown is pulled out to adjust the time, thereby allowing easy synchronisation to a time signal.
As part of this watch’s service and overhaul it has been pressure tested for water resistance for depths up to 100 metres.
[M] Rolex calibre 3035 automatically wound movement with hack feature and quick date set facility, lever escapement, 27 jewels, free-sprung mono-metallic balance, 28,800 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] satin finished silvered dial, applied baton numerals, centre seconds, aperture for date, black outer track for minutes/seconds [C] stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with milled bezel, polished case sides, screw-down Rolex Oyster crown and case back, the tops of the lugs and centre of the case back with satin finish [B] stainless steel Rolex Jubilee model 62510 link bracelet and adjustable folding clasp [S] case, dial, movement, crown and bracelet signed
Diameter excluding crown: 36mm
Length including lugs: 44mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 13mm
Lug gauge: 20mm
Maximum bracelet length: 187mm
This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. A Black Bough leather watch pouch and card outer box will accompany this watch.