16030 datejust?

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16030 datejust?

Joined: January 24th, 2011, 8:17 pm

August 29th, 2011, 5:12 pm #1

Hi,

I came across this datejust at a pawnshop yesterday and a few things trouble me:
They claim its from 1966 but I haven't been able to find other 16030 from that period, when were they first produced? Whats worse, the serial number is a 6.2 million which puts it closer to 1980, right?

The jubilee link does not have any rolex insignia that I can find which make me think its aftermarket, the pawnshop claims its Rolex though...

I guess its possible that the pawnshop people can have made a mistake regarding the age and the jubilee band but is the watch head is authentic?


I apologize for the poor picture quality.

Regards,
Per




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Joined: November 2nd, 2005, 8:46 pm

August 29th, 2011, 5:18 pm #2

6,2 is around 1981/82, perhaps a bit earlier

looks nice, but will most likely require some work and a genuine rolex jubile clasp

i doubt the head is fake but to be ceartain take it to a rolex watchmaker or a experienced watchmaker and have them take of the bracelet and check the serial and reference also have him chack the movment and caseback



christian
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

August 29th, 2011, 5:41 pm #3

Hi,

I came across this datejust at a pawnshop yesterday and a few things trouble me:
They claim its from 1966 but I haven't been able to find other 16030 from that period, when were they first produced? Whats worse, the serial number is a 6.2 million which puts it closer to 1980, right?

The jubilee link does not have any rolex insignia that I can find which make me think its aftermarket, the pawnshop claims its Rolex though...

I guess its possible that the pawnshop people can have made a mistake regarding the age and the jubilee band but is the watch head is authentic?


I apologize for the poor picture quality.

Regards,
Per



Looks pie pan in those pics.

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Joined: January 6th, 2008, 9:08 am

August 29th, 2011, 5:44 pm #4

For me the dial, hands and what is visible from the head is correct compared to my 16030 from '78 (5.7 mio serial).

Bye,
Derk
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Joined: January 24th, 2011, 8:17 pm

August 30th, 2011, 6:52 am #5

Hi,

I came across this datejust at a pawnshop yesterday and a few things trouble me:
They claim its from 1966 but I haven't been able to find other 16030 from that period, when were they first produced? Whats worse, the serial number is a 6.2 million which puts it closer to 1980, right?

The jubilee link does not have any rolex insignia that I can find which make me think its aftermarket, the pawnshop claims its Rolex though...

I guess its possible that the pawnshop people can have made a mistake regarding the age and the jubilee band but is the watch head is authentic?


I apologize for the poor picture quality.

Regards,
Per



Thanks for your thoughts on this, I very much appreciate it!

Regards,
Per
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Joined: November 2nd, 2005, 8:46 pm

August 30th, 2011, 5:30 pm #6

clasp and most likely a service

you can find better ones here under that price

cheers
christian
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Joined: November 3rd, 2009, 8:57 pm

August 31st, 2011, 4:37 am #7

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Why does he need a correct clasp ?
This bracelet seems to be made by Guy Freres which is a well know bracelet company that made bracelets for Heuer and other known watch companies.
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Joined: November 2nd, 2005, 8:46 pm

August 31st, 2011, 2:05 pm #8

also most pawn shop watches will need a check up (adjustment, cleaning, gaskets ect clasp is easy to find a good used one

ive seen freshly serviced watches for sale here below the starting price in the auction

cheers
christian

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August 31st, 2011, 2:41 pm #9

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Joined: November 2nd, 2005, 8:46 pm

August 31st, 2011, 3:41 pm #10

pawnshops here and most are pretty entusiastic with their pricing

cheers
christian
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