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. 16220 from 1990 would make a great start for a new vintage collector or be a great addition to an expanding collection.
From the unpolished case, accompanied by its original stainless steel bezel and oyster bracelet this specific 1991 Datejust Ref. 16220 would make a great daily driver that would find itself suitable for almost any setting casual to formal. A somewhat traditional piece with the tritium markers, yet the watch possesses a sapphire crystal and a Rolex cal. 3135 the movement featuring the "Quick Set" date function which comes in handy when needing to quickly adjust the date!
Rolex 78360 Oyster Bracelet w/ 558 B End Pieces
CASE & BRACELET
The lightly polished case exhibits thick and even lugs that show very light wear. The stainless steel engine-turned bezel remains unpolished showing very little wear. The sapphire crystal is in flawless condition. The Rolex 78360 Oyster bracelet with 558 B end pieces retains 13 links with very light stretch from use.
DIAL & HANDS
The silver dial has taken on a wonderful warm peach dial coloration. The tritium lume plots show no patina remaining bright white in coloration and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
The watch is running perfectly at spec and keeping accurate time, previous service history is unknown.