Foundwell Vintage - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1993
An automatic stainless steel and eighteen carat white gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust reference 16234 model. This example has a very clean, simple and classic silver 'stick' marker dial, with no Roman chapter ring, just clean hash indices. Perhaps the most basic and desirable of an all white metal Datejust. The watch comes on a Rolex Jubilee style stainless steel and white gold bracelet, with the center links in eighteen carat white gold. The fluted bezel is also in solid eighteen carat white gold.
The watch is powered by a Rolex, Swiss made, thirty-one jewel automatic calibre 3135 movement that powered the majority of all Rolex models since its launch in 1988, from the Datejust to the Submariner. These later models can be identified as they do not have the earlier, characteristic, 'pie pan' style dial. This model also comes with the more ergonomic 'Quick Set' date function, and the newly designed smaller profile case, all of which were introduced in the 1970's. This case has the spring bar holes exposed from the side, a 'holes' case, which was phased out around the early 2000's. The watch is fitted to its
original Rolex Jubilee stainless steel and eighteen carat gold bracelet with four removable links in place, which, if needed, can be removed to make the bracelet smaller.
The watch was made circa 1993 with serial number S263XXX . The watch is in excellent original condition, very lightly polished. The dial is perfect with all the original Tritium luminous material present and glowing evenly under UV light. The same goes for the classic Rolex baton hands, all of which is toning in now to a warm cream color. The bracelet is very tight with little sign of sagging. The watch comes with a Foundwell one year warranty against mechanical failure, along with its original Rolex paperwork and green leather wallet.