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Rolex Datejust Models 16233 vs 16013 Vintage Two-Tone Differences

Differences: Rolex Datejust 16013 vs 16233

Rolex Datejust Models 16233 vs 16013 Vintage Two-Tone Differences

In your hunt for a classic Rolex Datejust timepiece, you’ll want to know the differences between the vintage 16013 and 16233. From photos, they can appear to look very similar, but these two watches have many elements that set them apart from each other. In the photo above, the 16013 is on the left, and the 16233 is on the right. Let’s do a quick comparison of these two pieces:

ROLEX DATEJUST 16013 16233
Movement Automatic, Swiss made, in-house Automatic, Swiss made, in-house
Caliber Rolex Caliber 3035 Rolex Caliber 3135
Case Stainless steel with pierced lugs (holes) Stainless steel with holes or no holes
Crystal Acrylic

  • Can be polished
  • Is very anti-reflective thanks to the curves

  • Much more scratch resistant
  • Cannot be polished
 Bezel  14K or 18K gold 18K gold
Bracelet Stainless steel and 14K gold or 18K gold

  • Find the 14 or 18 on the clasp
Stainless steel and 18K gold
Certified Chronometer? Yes Yes

Here are a few of the things to consider when searching for a vintage Datejust. Do you want a cool older piece with more history? Or a watch that is made more for everyday use?

Learn more: Comparison between the Rolex caliber 3035 VS. 3135
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