Rolex Datejust 16030 Tropical

fantastic tropical dial - unpolished case - rare reference

This Rolex Datejust 16030 dates from 1978 and has a unique tropical dial.

The five-digit reference 160xx was introduced in 1977 maintaining the predecessor's vintage design and featuring the improved Rolex caliber 3035 with a quick-set date and a hacking second function. Today the 5-digit Datejust is one of the most popular vintage watches. Thanks to its helpful functions, it is ideal for everyday wear and at the same time it is a rare and collectable vintage watch.

When talking about collectability, then this particular specimen goes a step further. The watch features an absolutely breathtaking tropical dial, which was originally black and developed a fantastic brown patina over the years. The authentic aging gives the watch a vintage look that is difficult to put into words, so we let the pictures speak.

The excellent overall condition also contributes to the high collector's value of this vintage Rolex Datejust. Sharp case lugs and a full profile indicate an unpolished case. The dial shows no scratches. The tritium lume inside hour markers is original. The automatic movement caliber 3035 operates perfectly keeping accurately time. The original Jubilee bracelet from the late 1970s is also very well preserved and has little stretch.

With its unique tropical dial and unpolished case, this vintage Rolex Datejust 16030 offers features that make a collectable vintage watch. Thanks to its robust and innovative movement, it is not only an attractive, but also a reliable and helpful companion for everyday wear.

Serial number: 5587xxx (1978)

Int.Exe.: 85930

Manufacturer: Rolex

Model: Datejust

Reference: 16030

Functions: date - screw-down pusher - central second - COSC certified chronometer - hacking second - screw-down crown - quickset date - screwed-on caseback

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: Tropical

Watch glass: plexiglass

Bracelet: stainless steel

Type of clasp: deployant buckle

Diameter: 36mm

Caliber name: Rolex 3035

Movement type: automatic

Year of Manufacture: 1978

Stock No.: PTV1728

Overall condition: 9 - has rarely been worn - top condition


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