1979 Rolex Two-Tone Datejust (Ref. 16013) "Buckley Dial"
What is a Buckley dial? These excellent Roman numeral marker dials differentiate themselves as true collector items with painted numerals as opposed to the more commonly seen applied marker, along with matching black hands. The Buckley dials were made famous after a Rolex collector coined the term several years back.
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. The Rolex Datejust ref. 16013 is a transitional reference as it retains an acrylic crystal similar to earlier vintage Datejusts, but 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.
|Material||SS / 18k YG|
|Bracelet||Rolex 62510H Two-Tone Jubilee Bracelet W/ 555 End Pieces|
The crisp case is believed to remain unpolished with excellent factory angles and dimensions present with light signs of use. the 18K yellow gold fluted bezel has been lightly polished in the past, displaying no major signs of previous use. The Rolex two-tone Jubilee bracelet is dated to the same year as the watch and features 18 links that show some stretch from use.
The original matte dial "Buckley" dial is very well preserved, remaining clean and bright throughout. The fully intact tritium lume plots have aged to a lovely golden coloration exhibiting no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium "Buckley" hands match the dial nicely, under U.V. light inspection the hands show very minor cracking that is only visible under U.V. light and magnification. The white date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.
None. The watch was just serviced and is keeping time perfectly. The watch will come with a 1-year warranty for accurate timekeeping.