|Year of production (circa)
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Rolex Datejust Ref. 16233
Seduction of the soul!
We, as Amsterdam Watch Company always to try to have a wide and various collection. That is a challenge we like to accept, every day again.:). Unique specimens with lots of character that are important in the Vintage world. The model Datejust is one of the models who stole our heart many years ago and we can say we have a nice collection. Coloured dials are getting harder to come by.
But we are so glad to present you this beauty, with a sunny glow! Reference 16233 with ivory ‘Pyramid’ dial surrounded by a yellow gold fluted bezel. The dial is like a painting of MC Escher, something different. So if you want something different then that is possible of course. You define your own style!
Are you seduced yet? Do you feel it in your soul? Please let us guide you into the world of variation of Datejusts. Coffee will be ready and so are we.
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The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic watch designs ever made. We try not to use the term “iconic” too liberally, but it is surely justified here. Launched back in 1945 as the Ref. 4467, the design has been only marginally updated every now and then. And it has looked fresh and current ever since.
When it comes to vintage, two generations of Datejust are particularly popular; the Ref. 16xx and the later five-digit references. The 16xx models were made from the fifties until roughly 1978 and feature a beautifully dimensional pie-pan dial. Many of these came on folded jubilee bracelets and they did not yet feature a quickset date.
When the reference was updated to five digits around 1978, the pie-pan dial was replaced by a flat dial. The caliber was updated to now feature a quickset date. A decade later, in 1988, a new update saw the introduction of a sapphire crystal. For us, this is where vintage Datejust becomes modern Datejust.
Countless variations can be found. Different bezels, bracelets, dial colors, sizes and materials. The Datejust is one of the most beloved and versatile watches around. If you are looking for a one-watch-collection, that works equally well with shorts as it does with a three-piece suit, the Datejust is probably a pretty safe bet!
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