This original blue dial Rolex Datejust 116233 with box and papers is in excellent condition and has passed our in-house due diligence and inspection criteria.
Case width 36mm (excluding crown)
18k Yellow Gold Fluted Bezel
Factory Blue Baton Dial
Superluminova Indices, Hour and Minute Hands
White Chapter Ring
Date at 3 o'clock position with 'Cyclops' lens
Rolex Calibre 3135 Automatic Movement
18k Yellow Gold, Twinlock, screw-down crown
18k Yellow Gold/Stainless Steel Jubilee Bracelet
Concealed Crown Clasp
Solid End Links
Solid 18k Gold Centre Links
Original Rolex box (inner and outer)
Rolex AD Certificate dated December 2005
Green Leather Card Holder
Red COSC Tag
Green Swing Tag with Serial Number
Rolex Service Receipt dated March 2010
TWS 12 Month Warranty / Valuation Certificate
Watch Register Certificate
Whilst the watch-buying world has been focusing attention on the popular 'tool watches' from Rolex and with prices of certain models doubling over the past year or so, the classic Datejust maintains a steady beat as an all-rounder with serious credentials and, for the time-being at least, an affordable route to owning a Rolex timepiece.
With a history of over 75 years the Datejust has kept to a familiar package of stylish, contemporary looks and dependable movements in a watch that can be both worn on the beach during the day or later in the evening in a swanky restaurant.
Over the years the Datejust has been offered with a variety of case sizes, dial finishes and bracelet combinations to make it the most versatile watch ever to come out of Rolex.
Because of the Datejust's popularity since its launch in 1945 there is a huge choice of variations on offer and prices will reflect the desirability of a particular model.
Our in-house favourite is the 36mm 116233 produced from 2005 and replaced by the 126233 in 2017. The Datejust was never described as a 'tool watch' for obvious reasons but despite its classic looks this watch uses the same 3135 movement, Twinlock crown, scratch-proof sapphire crystal, 'Cyclops' lens and COSC credentials found in the Submariner of the same period.
The non-hole case of the 116233 is slightly 'fuller' than the previous 16233 and is presented with broader polished lugs. However, it is the Jubilee bracelet of this model with its hidden clasp plus solid side, centre and end links which gives it top trumps for us.
The design of the Rolex Jubilee bracelet in itself is a piece of clever engineering but the inclusion of a hidden clasp design is not only aesthetically very pleasing but supremely comfortable on the wrist too.
Prices for the 116233 are remaining sensible for now and the bi-metal yellow Rolesor models offer excellent value for money these days. The choice of variants means there is a Datejust for just about everybody and presents an opportunity to own a Rolex without breaking the bank.
For further details of this and other quality, pre-owned watches currently in stock telephone 01892 354094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2005 ROLEX Datejust 36 116233
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