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Rolex Datejust Ref. 16014 - 'Buckley' Dial Unpolished

Sale price$5,450.00 USD

Hard to believe - but the Datejust has been around since 1945. It is far older than its bigger and attention-hogging Submariner brethren. The Datejust was Rolex’s idea of the perfect everyday watch. The robustness of the Oyster case, combined with the elegance of an Oyster Perpetual. The 4-Digit Datejusts was the first series to become available with a myriad of dial colors and case and bracelet materials — something that has stuck with the Datejust name ever since. What the 4-digits watches do lack, is a quickset date — something that was resolved with the introduction of the 5-digit pieces in the late 1970s.

The piece that we have here, a Reference 16014 from circa 1985, comes to us in fantastic overall condition. The case is unpolished showing normal signs of wear throughout with a few small impressions on the bottom edge. The white gold 'fluted' bezel, also unpolished, shows matching wear and retains beautiful crisp 'fluting.' Inside, the white 'Buckley' dial is seemingly flawless, with clear printing and no visible signs of wear or patina with fully-intact Tritium plots and a perfectly matching black-painted handset.

Of course, this piece also features a handy quickset date function and comes fitted to a correct solid-link Jubilee bracelet with a signed blade clasp, also in unpolished condition matching the rest of this piece.

'Buckleys' are very much a love-it-or-hate-it sort of thing, but we're huge fans and are happy to offer this remarkably clean example.

Stainless Steel 1981 Unpolished Automatic Dress

"As collectors themselves, Oliver and Clarke are on a mission to make buying vintage watches as painless as possible."

"The company focuses on good prices for its pieces, elite customer service and full transparency."

"The appointment-only space is inviting, with comfortable seating areas and exposed brick walls."

From Rolex & Patek Philippe, to Cartier & Audemars Piguet. As collectors first, we love the small details that separate the Submariner from Daytona and Calatrava from Royal Oak. This is why you'll find our curated assortment spans decades of generations of models and brands. We believe that watches don't just tell time, they tell history - and life is too short to wear a boring watch.

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