*Unpolished* 1979 Rolex Two-Tone Datejust (Ref. 16013) White "Buckley" Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved Rolex watches ever made. This classic dress watch has been produced by the Swiss luxury watchmaker since 1945 and has remained a timeless classic that is instantly recognizable as an item of refined quality and functional design. The Datejust was designed for everyday wear, and its sleek and elegant design makes it one of the most universally loved watches for both men and women.

One of the largest evolutions for the Rolex Datejust model lineup was at the end of the 1970s with the introduction of the first "flat dial" Datejust. The movement was vastly upgraded to the Rolex cal. 3035 quick-set movement. These Datejust variations are often referred to as "transitional" as they still feature the more classic acrylic crystals and tritium lume whilst housing many advancements. 

Stock # RLXDJ16013-8
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 16013
Serial 62XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel / 18K Yellow Gold
Dial White Roman "Buckley"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap



The impressive case is very well-preserved, showing all of its original dimensions and finishing with no signs of previous polishing and only light signs of use present. The 18K yellow gold fluted bezel also appears unpolished and features a subtle yet charming rose patina with minimal signs of previous use, The case back retains all of its original factory finishing.


The original white Roman numeral "Buckley" dial is in virtually flawless condition, showing no age or damage whatsoever. The tritium lume plots exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection and feature a bright yellow patina. The original tritium black "Buckley" hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic date wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's.


None. The is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.

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