Rolex Datejust “Buckley” Ref. 16014

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Back in 2005, this watch was considered an ugly duck, underwhelming at best. But there was one man believed in the beauty, collectability and icon potential of these painted Roman dials, that man was Buckley. And now this, one of the most collectable dials in the Rolex world, is his namesake.

It’s a Rolex Datejust reference 16014 and, if you know me, you know just how passionate I am about it. From its rich yellow gold fluted bezel to creamy tritium lume and quickset date, it’s the perfect watch. A vintage Rolex Datejust is one of the few material items that you can both enjoy for the rest of your life and, when the day comes, pass down to the next generation to do the same. A watch like this is never out of place – from Irish car bombs on a NATO to boring C-suite meetings on a cordovan strap, it never fails to serve you well, impressing the tasteful.

Dialing back in, this example, it features a very crispy steel oyster case and a flawless, rare white Buckley dial – It’s everything a vintage Rolex is supposed to be: versatile, durable, rich and understated. This is one of my favorite watches and I know it’ll never disappoint.


TECHNICAL SPECS:
Maker: Rolex
Model: Datejust Ref. 16014
Year: 1983
Case Diameter: 36 millimeters
Lug Width: 20 millimeters
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Condition: Great condition, no serious nicks or scratches
Dial Condition: Great condition
Bracelet: Brown leather strap
Movement: Automatic Winding

 
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