1988 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 16220) Silver Linen Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved Rolex watches ever made. This classic dress watch has been produced by the Swiss luxury watchmaker since 1945 and has remained a timeless classic that is instantly recognizable as an item of refined quality and functional design. The Datejust was designed for everyday wear, and its sleek and elegant design makes it one of the most universally loved watches for both men and women.

From the exceptional linen dial accompanied by its crisp engine-turned bezel, and Jubilee bracelet, this 1988 Datejust ref. 16220 would make a great daily driver. The Rolex Datejust ref. 16220 is a transitional reference as it features a tritium dial, but features numerous upgrades such as a sapphire crystal and the Rolex Cal. 3135 movement which features a quick-set date function. 

Stock # RLXDJ16220-6
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 16220
Serial R6XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver Linen
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 555B End Pieces


The strong drilled lug case retains very thick and symmetrical lugs that appear to have only been gently polished in the past and exhibit only subtle signs of use. The stainless steel engine-turned bezel is unpolished and retains very crisp finishing with minimal signs of use. The original Rolex 62510H Jubilee bracelet with 555B end pieces retains 18 links that show light stretch and will fit up to a 7-inch wrist.


The silver linen dial features an exceptional and unique depth not seen in normal dials and this example is in excellent condition, showing no age or damage throughout. The tritium lume plots remain bright white, under U.V. light inspection the 1 o'clock and 3 o'clock lume plot show light degradation but remain present and the rest of the lume plots remain fully intact. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present when inspected under U.V. light. The white date wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's. 


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.