Tropical 1996 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 16220) Silver 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 color change dial accompanied by its crisp stainless steel bezel, and tight Jubilee bracelet, this 1996 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 # RLXDJ16220-9
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 16220
Serial T3XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "Peach"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 555B End Pieces



The excellent case remains in extremely crisp condition with gentle signs of honest use present and no notable signs of previous polishing present. The engine-turned stainless steel is in very crisp condition as well, showing only gentle signs of use. The original Rolex 62510H Jubilee bracelet with 555B end pieces retains 19 links that show minimal stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/2-inch wrist.


The originally silver dial has achieved a stunning and even smokey patina throughout. The dial itself exhibits no damage. The tritium lume plots remain bright with a subtle ivory coloration and show no degradation when inspected under UV light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and display no degradation. The white date wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's.


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