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Thread: Review of vintage 1984 Rolex DateJust (in its original, heavy used shape)

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    Review of vintage 1984 Rolex DateJust (in its original, heavy used shape)

    I hope you like it. It's pretty cool watch but in quite rough shape.

    Review of Rolex Datejust 16013


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    nice review and although it is heavily used still a beautiful piece with bags of charm


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    Thatís a nice review, thanks.

    Itís funny how worried many of us get about scratching a new watch, yet on an old watch they add character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellsy_79 View Post
    nice review and although it is heavily used still a beautiful piece with bags of charm
    Thanks.

    Yeah the bracelet strecth is quite bad though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murdoc View Post
    Thatís a nice review, thanks.

    Itís funny how worried many of us get about scratching a new watch, yet on an old watch they add character.
    True.

    Personally, I don't care about the scratches on my divers but I'm not very hard on my watches. It's a little bit different matter on dress/gold watches though.

    Usually the scratches are just something you only notice in the macro pictures. So I never really understood why it's such a big deal to have scratches on a steel clasp for example. Sports watches are meant to be worn in... well... sports haha.

    This DJ has been used very heavily though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPE View Post
    True.

    Personally, I don't care about the scratches on my divers but I'm not very hard on my watches. It's a little bit different matter on dress/gold watches though.

    Usually the scratches are just something you only notice in the macro pictures. So I never really understood why it's such a big deal to have scratches on a steel clasp for example. Sports watches are meant to be worn in... well... sports haha.

    This DJ has been used very heavily though.
    Really nice review, I think our forum photographer often has a thread when he gets his date just cleaned and serviced. By the looks of it he puts it down a coal mine for a few years then brings it back to new again.

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    An enjoyable read, thanks for posting. 1984 was a good year for Datejusts, it's when I went up to the Northern Goldsmiths in Newcastle and bought mine!



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    I own a 1986 bimetal Datejust thatís hardly ever been worn, I bought it from the original owner who claimed heíd only worn it a dozen times, hard to believe but the condition supports this and I think it unlikely that a better original example exists. I never wear it but Iím reluctant to let it go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    Really nice review, I think our forum photographer often has a thread when he gets his date just cleaned and serviced. By the looks of it he puts it down a coal mine for a few years then brings it back to new again.
    Thank you Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    An enjoyable read, thanks for posting. 1984 was a good year for Datejusts, it's when I went up to the Northern Goldsmiths in Newcastle and bought mine!


    That is very nice example. Your Jubilee bracelet seems to be in good shape too.

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