RESERVED Rolex Datejust ref.16014 Buckley Dial c.1980

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The Watch

The Datejust has remained Rolex’s mainstay model since the brand introduced it in 1945. When it comes to popularity, the steel Oyster case and Jubilee bracelet combination is at the top of the pecking order for its sleek appearance and versatility. The Submariner dates back to the 1950s, the GMT as well, but no classic Rolex has a richer history than the Datejust.
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The example we have here is from 1980 with a "Buckley" dial. The "Buckley" dial features painted Roman numerals and is rumored to be nicknamed after an avid New York-based Rolex collector and dealer John Buckley. Something we love about this "Buckley" Rolex is the handset and numerals, the black really jumps off the wrist against the pure white. To add a cherry on the proverbial cake, we have to give a shout out to the 14k white gold fluted bezel.
This guy comes with the Original Box and a correct 62510H Jubilee Bracelet with no. 555 end links with date code "H" dating it to 1983.
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View this Buckley in a video: here
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The Specs

Age:  c.1980.
Reference: 16014.
Serial Number: 6XXXXXX
Movement: Automatic with Hacking Seconds and Quickset Date Function. Set by position 2, Anticlockwise.
Calibre: 3035.
Timekeeping: Keeping Excellent Time.
Service History: Unknown.
Dial: Original Rolex White "Buckley" Factory Dial.
Case: All Stainless Steel
Measurements: Without/With Crown: 36mm/38.5mm End of lug to lug: 44mm
Bezel: Wonderful 14k White Gold Fluted Bezel.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Original.
Crown: Original.
Strap/Bracelet: Original Rolex 62510H with no. 555 end links Jubilee Bracelet. Approx 7.75in fit with two spare links.
Lug Width: 20mm


Getting Acquainted

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Bits that stand out:
- Highly Collectible "Buckley" Dial.
- Quickset Date.
- Original Box.
-14k White Gold Fluted Bezel.
- Excellent Lugs.
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Nitty Gritty:
-Some minor Scratches throughout the Case and Bracelet.
- Bracelet and Clasp are quite worn with some give but will still do a Service.

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Overall the Datejust is in Lovely Vintage condition.
The Case and Bracelet have some small marks but nothing major at all. The Bracelet and Clasp has some give and is worn.
Case retains original finish.
Crown screws down nicely and tightly.
Crystal is Original some light scratches.
Bracelet will fit up to approx 7.75in Wrist, with two spare links.
The Dial is in fantastic Vintage Order and looks absolutely fantastic on the Wrist.
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Fantastic Rolex Investment.