1982 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 16030) Blue "Tropical" 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 1982 Datejust Ref. 16030 has an eye-catching dial that has gone "Tropical". The stick markers, accompanied by its original engine turned bezel paired with a vintage style leather strap would make a great daily driver that would find itself suitable for almost any setting casual to formal. This 1982 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 # RLXDJ16030-82
Brand Rolex
Style DateJust
Model 16030
Serial 729XXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Blue Tropical
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet Handmade Vintage Style Leather Strap



The case remains thick and full showing normal signs of wear additionally the engine turned bezel shows very little wear from use and remains in excellent condition. The watch will come supplied on a  hand made vintage style leather strap.


The striking blue dial has taken on an intense tropical coloration and is absolutely marvelous. The tritium lume dots 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 full service and is backed by a one-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.