Rolex Datejust 1600Rolex Datejust 1600

Rolex Datejust Ref. 1600 Buckley

Introducing the Rolex Reference 1600, a distinguished timepiece from 1977 that epitomizes the timeless elegance and craftsmanship for which Rolex is renowned. Crafted in 18k yellow gold, this watch represents a blend of luxury and functionality that transcends generations.

At the heart of this masterpiece lies its remarkable Crème coloured Buckley dial, a feature that sets it apart with unique charm. Paired with the distinctive Buckley Dial, characterized by its printed Roman Numerals, this vintage timepiece offers a timeless aesthetic. The Crème hue of the dial contrasts beautifully against the warm tones of the gold case, creating a harmonious and sophisticated look.

Named after John Buckley, a respected vintage watch dealer known for his expertise and passion for rare Rolex references, the Buckley Dial has become a sought-after feature among collectors. John Buckley’s dedication to preserving and promoting these unique dials has solidified their place in horological history, making them a prized addition to any watch enthusiast’s collection.

Whether you’re a seasoned collector or new to the world of vintage watches, the allure of the Buckley Dial on the Rolex Reference 1600 speaks volumes about its timeless appeal and enduring legacy in the realm of luxury timepieces.

€ 8.750

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Brand Rolex
Movement Automatic
Model Datejust
Diameter 36 mm
Reference 1600
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Year of production (circa) 1977
Set Content Watch only
Material 18k Yellow gold
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Crystal Acrylic
Dial color Cream

The Rolex Date line is perhaps a bit of a hidden gem. Overlooked by the male audience when fashion dictated watches should be big in the early 2000s. Now that the trends are leaning towards smaller again, they are being rediscovered as a pretty great size for both men and women. Of course, there are smaller sizes available as well, but the 34mm is the most common.

Rolex launched the 36mm Datejust and the 34mm Air King in 1945. About a decade later, the Date was added as a sort of in-between model. The same 34mm Oyster case as the Air King, but with the addition of a date and cyclops like the Datejust.

So what you have here is a watch that is technically the same as a Datejust, but since its smaller size scares off some of the potential buyers, it is much more affordable. So if you are confident wearing a subtle size like this (if you are not, come and try one on. You will be converted) this is a real sweet spot in the vintage Rolex market!

The Date comes in tons of variations. From rare early models with gilt dials and dagger hands, to super minimalist silver dial, oyster bracelet examples. You can have your pick of materials, colors and bracelets. There is surely a version that will speak to you!


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Year of production (circa)



18k Yellow gold



Dial color





36 mm



Set Content

Watch only