Rolex Datejust Quickset
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Rolex Datejust Quickset

Why We Love It

The Rolex Datejust is an absolute classic. You already knew that.

Dating to 1982, this Reference 16030 features an engine turned steel bezel and a quickset date function - if you've ever worn non-quick and had to catch up after a a couple weeks of not wearing, you'll know how great that can be.

Now, the funny thing about Datejusts - they can be worn just about any way you want. As such, they get worn, loved, and in many instances polished or just plain old worn out. This case is exceptional and honest, having never seen a polishing wheel. The silver sunburst dial is equally pristine, with warm, creamy tritium plots which remain intact, and clean matching luminous handset.

If you're looking for a a clean classic Datejust and prefer the functionality of a quickset date, look no further!

The Story

We've said it over and over again - the Datejust may just be the perfect watch.

Coupling perfect proportions, simple dial layouts, and robust movements, Rolex's most prolific model is an icon of timekeeping that has been in continuous production for decades. Moreover, the Datejust is all the watch that just about any of us really need

The beauty of the Datejust is that it is the ultimate do-anything, go-anywhere watch. Equal parts sporty and dressy, the Datejust wears just as well with jeans as it does with a suit, and thanks to the signature Oyster case and tough-as-nails movement, it’s ready for anything that you can throw at it.

In production continuously since 1945, the original Datejust was the world's first wristwatch to incorporate a date disc and aperture at the 3:00 position. The cyclops magnifier over the date window was introduced in 1954, and as we all know has became a signature Rolex design cue.   

Since then, date windows at 3:00 have become commonplace, and the Rolex cyclops magnifier bubble has become a hallmark of the brand. Datejusts have proudly been worn by presidents, athletes and movie stars (and probably your grandfather), in a testament to how timeless and versatile the watch truly is.

Where so many watches can be a little too big here, or a little too small there, the Datejust is just right, embracing the wrist with its thin and tapering 36mm case. And while recent horological trends have favored large wristwatches, the age of the giant watch is behind us (thankfully), making more reasonably sized watches, like the original Datejust, a pleasantly stylish option that fits the bill.

There's a magic to the Datejust's simple design, a timelessness that speaks to how true style never dies. 

 

Details

SKU: AS03554

Stainless steel case is approximately 36mm (excluding the crown). Rolex automatic-winding movement. Circa 1982.

Overall Condition: The case is in fantastic condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use and no signs of polish. Luminous silver sunburst dial is excellent condition with applied baton indicies, lightly patinated tritium plots and matching handset. Signed crown.

Includes Rolex 62510H/555 solid link Jubilee bracelet with signed clasp.

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