*Unpolished* 1996 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 16220) "Anthracite Dial" W/ Papers
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.
From the exceptional unpolished case accompanied by its crisp stainless steel bezel, and tight jubilee bracelet, this 1996 Datejust ref. 16220 would make a great daily driver that would find itself suitable for almost any setting casual to formal. 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.
|Bracelet||Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet w/ 555B End Pieces|
The excellent case remains unpolished with crisp angles and strong factory brushing throughout. The case shows some light signs of honest use. The stainless steel engine turned bezel is also unpolished with almost no signs of previous use. The original green Rolex inventory sticker is fully intact on the case back. The Rolex 62510H Jubilee bracelet with 555B end pieces retains 19 links that show almost no stretch from use.
The original and rare dark grey or "anthracite" dial with silver text is simply gorgeous and in flawless condition. The tritium lume plots have taken on a subtle ivory patina and display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present under U.V. light inspection.
The watch comes with its original Rolex guarantee papers. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.