1979 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 16030) "Buckley Dial"

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and most beloved Rolex watches ever made, even though the Datejust was launched in 1945 it has remained a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of refined quality and functional design. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee-shirt. This specific ref. 16030 from 1981 would make a great start for a new vintage collector or be a great addition to an expanding collection.  

This specific 1979 Datejust Ref. 16030 is classic, clean, and stylish. The sought after white Buckley dial has a unique look. The watch is accompanied by its original engine turned bezel and jubilee bracelet which would make a great daily driver that is suitable for almost any setting, casual to formal. This 1979 Rolex DateJust ref. 16030 is a somewhat traditional piece due to the fact that the crystal is acrylic yet the movement is a Rolex cal. 3035  which possesses the "Quick Set" date function which comes in handy when needing to quickly adjust the date!

Stock # RLXDJ16030-79
Brand Rolex
Style DateJust
Model 16030
Serial 58XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial White Buckley Dial
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet w/ 555 End Pieces



The excellent case has been previously lightly polished, retaining thick and even lugs. The stainless steel engine-turned bezel remains in excellent and unpolished condition. The Rolex 62510H with 555 end pieces is in unpolished condition showing little wear and exhibits normal stretch for its age.


The gorgeous white "Buckley" dial with black Roman numerals remains in excellent condition. Although the lume plots have mostly been removed off the dial, under U.V. light inspection the lume plots still show a slight tritium presence. The original black "Buckley" hands are in excellent condition, the original tritium lume has taken on a charming ivory patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The service date wheel displays closed 6's and 9's.


None. Watch is keeping time at spec, previous service history is unkown