Unveiled in 1954, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust is the first watch in the world with an automatically changing date function. One of the most popular watches produced by Rolex, the Datejust features their Cyclops magnifying window and comes in Oystersteel, gold, and two-tone options. The Men's Rolex Datejust Oyster Perpetual has a retail price that, as of 2018, starts at $10,700.
Those in the market to buy a Rolex Datejust for sale can expect to find the best value when purchasing a pre-owned Datejust. The Datejust is the world's first self-winding chronometer to display the date aperture, and is known for its precision and reliability. If you are looking for a classic and timeless Rolex look, the Datejust is the perfect choice. Click here to see our huge selection of Two Tone Rolex Datejust watches.
Rolex Datejust Models:
Rolex currently offers two different versions of the Datejust model. Below are the estimates of how much they cost:
Rolex Datejust Prices:
* DATEJUST 36MM = Retail from $10,600
* DATEJUST II 41 MM = Retail from $12,700
Here is the official list of Rolex Datejust models:
1600, 1601, 1607, 1603, 1630, 6604, 6605, 6518, 6827, 16000, 16013, 16014, 16018, 16030, 16078, 16364, 16250, 16248, 16238, 16234, 16233, 16220, 16203, 16200, 16201, 17014, 17013, 17000, 116244, 116243, 116238, 116234, 116233, 116231, 116208, 116203, 116201, 116200, 116199, 116189, 116188, 116139, 116138, 126333, 126301
Pre-Owned (used and vintage) Datejust models are priced at about $3,500 for the 16233, 16013, etc and prices go up from there. They can be found in stainless steel, steel and gold or two tone, yellow gold, rose gold, and white gold.
The Rolex DateJust, along with the new 41mm Datejust II, is one of the most popular pre-owned ( used Rolex ) Rolex models ever made. It was the first wristwatch in the world to offer the ability to display the date as well as the time in 1945 and it has been a hit ever since. The watch is iconic in the Rolex world and there are hundreds of variations including both ladies and men's versions with lots of dial, bezel, and metal combinations. The 36mm model 16200's are the direct decedents of the original concept but Rolex launched the new 41mm Datejust II in 2009 to appeal to those looking for a larger watch size.
The Datejust Bracelet
The Datejust is available in two different types of bracelets: the Jubilee and the Oyster. The five-piece Jubilee bracelet offers a dressier, more classic look while the three-piece Oyster bracelet is more modern and casual. Both variations offer two different looks to create a unique wristwatch that will appeal to any watch enthusiast. On quality, Rolex is known for using only the highest quality materials to produce wristwatches that will withstand the test of time. One of the most recognizable materials is Rolesor. Trademarked in 1933, Rolesor combines sturdy stainless steel with 18 karat yellow gold to create the classic look that is seen on Rolex wristwatches everywhere.
The Datejust Movement
Another iconic feature of the beloved Datejust is the expertly crafted 3135 self-winding movement. The Parachrom hairspring is paired with Paraflex shock absorbers to withstand shocks and temperature swings for an accurate reading. Every Rolex Perpetual movement is COSC certified and carefully crafted to meet Rolex's strict standards. Each Datejust is made with an Oyster case with a screw down crown, making this impressive model waterproof up to 330 feet. Inside the case, the dial prominently displays the revolutionary automatically changing date window. The original model did not offer the convenient cyclops magnifying crystal that is seen on most Datejusts today, that update was introduced in 1955.
The Datejust Dial
The dial, or face, is arguably the most important feature of any watch most accountable for its readability and character. And like all other components of a Rolex watch, they are manufactured and designed in-house to the highest standards. Some of the dial colors include: