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 Two-Tone 7836 Oyster Bracelet W/ 258 End Pieces|
The excellent case shows signs of being gently polished in the past and retains extremely thick and symmetrical lugs that show minimal signs of previous use. The 18K yellow gold fluted bezel is unpolished and is in superb condition, showing a desirable light oxidation from age. The original Rolex two-tone 7836 Oyster bracelet with 258 end pieces retains 13 links that show very minimal stretch and will fit up to a 7 3/4 inch wrist.
The original matte white "Buckley" dial with painted Roman numerals is simply flawless, remaining bright white with no blemishes or signs of age. The tritium lume plots all remain fully intact when inspected under U.V. light and have achieved a robust golden patina that matches the gold accents of the watch perfectly. The original black "Buckley" hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present under U.V. light. The white date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.
None. The watch was just serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty for accurate timekeeping.