1980 Rolex Datejust Black Glossy Dial Ref. 16030

Year of issue: 1980
Reference number: 16030
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a


Superb example of a Rolex Datejust 16030 in stainless steel from 1981. Datejusts have been manufactured in numerous dial types, colors, index types surfaces etc and collectors will know that the dial makes the watch. This very example is fitted with a close to flawless black glossy dial and has lumes to die for. The dots are 100% intact and dont show any signs of deterioration, have aged to a beautiful pumpkin color, matching the hands. The satin finish indexed are fully intact with thick markers at 6 and 9, enhancing the beauty of the surface. The case and bracelet are in great shape and dont show any major wear. This Datejust is a bomb on the wrist, with the striking black dial.

SKU 1.1.841
Brand Rolex
Model Datejust
Ref. No. 160030
Serial No. 6694XXX
Year 1980
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Very good stainless steel case that shows some wear from age but remains crisp with straight and even lugs. The reference and serial numbers are fully intact and readable.
Bracelet / Strap Very good Jubilee bracelet showing some stretch from age. The clasp is stamped F, standing for 1981
Dial Excellent black glossy dial with pumpkin lumes and matching hands
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Function Date
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers No


Tariq Malik


The year 1945 saw the birth of the Datejust, the first self‑winding wrist chronometer to indicate the date in a window on the dial. A watch of great distinction, the Datejust was equipped with a Jubilee bracelet created specially for it and a fluted bezel, making it immediately recognisable as a Rolex. It is the pillar of the Oyster collection. Initially for men, it became available in various models for women in the course of the following decade.