1981 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 16030)

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 1981 Datejust Ref. 16030 is classic and clean. The stick markers, accompanied by its original engine turned bezel and jubilee bracelet would make a great daily driver that would find itself suitable for almost any setting casual to formal. This 1981 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 # RLXDJ16030-81
Brand Rolex
Style DateJust
Model 16030
Serial 66XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Gloss Black
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet w/ 555 End Pieces



The case is believed to be unpolished with factory finishing remaining showing normal wear, the engine turned bezel shows very little wear from use and remains in excellent condition. The Rolex Jubilee bracelet is also stunning condition and exhibiting minor some stretch from use. The clasp of the bracelet shows surface scratching but the coronet remains in the original unpolished condition like the rest of the watch.


The striking black dial is in absolutely marvelous condition. The tritium lume dots are gorgeous showing a golden patina and remain fully intact showing no lume loss when inspected under UV light. The hands are also in excellent original condition and match the lume of the dial, and exhibit no lume loss when inspected under U.V. light. Additionally, the text and minute tack are white which really jumps off the dial. The date wheel displays open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch just received a full service and is backed by a one-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.