1989 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 16220) Black 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.

The Rolex Datejust ref. 16220 is a transitional reference as it features a tritium dial, but the movement is a Rolex cal. 3135 which possesses the "Quick-Set" date function which comes in handy when needing to quickly adjust the date.

Stock # RLXDJ16220-8
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 16220
Serial L3XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Black
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 555B End Pieces



The excellent case retains very thick and symmetrical lugs that have been very gently polished and show light signs of use. The stainless steel engine-turned bezel is very crisp with gentle wear present. The original Rolex 62510H Jubilee bracelet with 555B end pieces retains 17 links that show mild stretch and will fit up to a 7-inch wrist.


The glossy black dial is in virtually flawless condition, showing no damage or age on the dial itself. The tritium lume plots feature a creamy eggshell patina, under UV light inspection the 4 o'clock lume plot exhibits minor degradation and remains intact. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation under UV light inspection.


None. The watch is keeping time, but the service history is unknown. A movement service can be provided upon request.