*Unpolished* 1979 Rolex Two-Tone Datejust (Ref. 16013) Lemon "Buckley" 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.

One of the largest evolutions for the Rolex Datejust model lineup was at the end of the 1970s with the introduction of the first "flat dial" Datejust. The movement was vastly upgraded to the Rolex cal. 3035 quick-set movement. These Datejust variations are often referred to as "transitional" as they still feature the more classic acrylic crystals and tritium lume whilst housing many advancements. 

Stock # RLXDJ16013-13
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 16013
Serial 62XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel / 14K Yellow Gold
Dial Lemon Roman "Buckley"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 78263 Two-Tone Oyster Bracelet W/ 458J End Pieces



The case is in very strong overall condition with crisp, thick, and symmetrical lugs that show no evidence of being previously polished with gentle signs of use present. The unpolished 14K yellow gold fluted bezel is in extremely crisp condition with a subtle rosy patina present and almost no signs of use. The case back retains crisp finishing as well. The era-correct Rolex 78263 two-tone Oyster bracelet with 458J end pieces dates to 1980 and has been gently polished in the past. The bracelet retains 12 links that show no stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/4-inch wrist.


The beautiful metallic yellow "lemon" dial is in flawless condition, showing no damage or age. The tritium lume plots display no degradation and have taken on a handsome golden-yellow patina. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The metallic gold date wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's.


None. The is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.