ROLEX Datejust Oyster Perpetual Ref. 16013 Full Set LC 100 - 1986
Model: Datejust Oyster Perpetual
Material: stainless steel /18k solid gold
Movement: automatic cal. 3035
Case Diameter without Crown: 36 mm
Bracelet/Strap: Original Rolex bracelet, stainless steel / solid gold
What you should know: outstanding complete full set, untouched condition
ROLEX Ref 16013 Full Set - 1986
There are many reasons why people buy vintage watches. Some like the look, others the technical side and still others are looking for unusual, rare timepieces. Another reason for buying a vintage timepiece is the story behind it. The reference 16013 is not rare. The design of the watch is classic, but nothing too extraordinary. But the story behind the watch is unique and documented as well as possible. The watch was bought on 20 December 1986 - this is evident from the handwritten receipt - from a jeweller called Abeler in Wuppertal, Germany. At that time, the watch cost 5650DM, which is about 3000€. A lot of money for a watch in those days. The watch was a Christmas present from a mother to her son. Therefore, the watch was picked up on Christmas 1986 - on the papers it says 24.12.1986. To make the gift even more personal, the mother had the case back engraved with "from mother 24.12.1986" and the son's initials on the clasp "HEH". This piece is a time capsule and has a beautiful story behind it. On top there is a very nice Rolex Datejust Ref. 16013 bicolor in great vintage condition, recently serviced and unpolished. Christmas is coming - so make this unique piece yours!
Why buy a vintage watch?
There are many great reasons to buy a vintage watch. Every watch we sell here at WRISTCLASSICS has its own story. Over the years, with every scratch, dent and aging of the dial, they have become unique timepieces of their own. This exact watch you are looking at now, once brought a lot of joy to the first owner with the purchase years ago. And now many years later this vintage watch will bring the same joy to your life. With buying a vintage watch you are showing your commitment to protecting the enviroment, instead of supporting the mass production of modern fashion watches.
I hope this helps you with your decision of buying a vintage watch here at WRISTCLASSICS.