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Old 9 November 2019, 04:55 AM   #1
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Datejust 16030 question ..

Hi all,

My parents gave me this datejust in the late 80s as I was starting university. I wore it pretty much the whole time until 2014 when I bought a submariner. Since then, itís been less frequent. But, itís still a very special watch for me.

The jubilee bracelet has a fair bit of stretch now and is probably due for replacement. I was wondering whether I might replace with an oyster for a less bling or alternative look. Does anyone have photos of a similar watch with oyster? Itís hard to imagine how the tapestry dial etc would look with the oyster vs jubilee.

Even if you donít have photos, Iíd appreciate your opinion!

Many thanks all.
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Old 9 November 2019, 05:01 AM   #2
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge6qsabLvSo

Very close to Yours, newer model (with sapphire glass) but it gives You the idea.
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Old 9 November 2019, 05:02 AM   #3
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Just send the bracelet to Rolliworks in Ca to have them repair your jubilee. They repair the stretch. They did mine and I am very happy with it


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Old 9 November 2019, 07:30 AM   #4
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Here is my 16014 with a 78360. I will second the notion to have your original Jubilee restored by either Rolliworks or Michael Young. Best of Luck!!
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Old 9 November 2019, 12:53 PM   #5
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Classic 5 digit Datejust are great on the original jubilee IMO

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Old 9 November 2019, 01:34 PM   #6
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Here to also support the notion of repairing the original jubilee. I feel datejusts are meant to be with jubilees, I feel like the oyster links are too bulky for the datejusts.
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Old 9 November 2019, 04:17 PM   #7
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Thanks very much for the input. Appreciate the help. The photo above and YouTube illustrate well.

I would definitely like to get the bracelet restored either way, but wouldn’t really want to send internationally to the US or HK for fear of loss.

Once again, thanks.
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Old 9 November 2019, 05:37 PM   #8
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Hi Rob,

Your watch seems to be in a very good state, seems unpolished. Did you ever have it serviced since you got it?

I actually doubt the stretch, can you post pictures. You might think it has stretch, but the pic doesn’t look like it.

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Old 9 November 2019, 05:39 PM   #9
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Hereís the stretch of my 16030 and my Rolex watchmaker said, its way too early for bracelet repair...


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Old 9 November 2019, 05:41 PM   #10
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Love the 16030 with Tapestry Dial


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Old 9 November 2019, 05:42 PM   #11
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Not trying to sway you either way, but I sent my Jubilee (picture was from when my Jubilee was being restored) to Michael Young. I insured it and had signature acceptance with FedEx. It was delivered without fault; and the communication was impeccable. This was before Rolliworks was around. I wouldn’t hesitate doing it again!! Best of luck!!
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Old 9 November 2019, 08:18 PM   #12
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Hi Rob,

Your watch seems to be in a very good state, seems unpolished. Did you ever have it serviced since you got it?

I actually doubt the stretch, can you post pictures. You might think it has stretch, but the pic doesnít look like it.

Regards from Munich

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You might be right, but Iíd hate to lose it by mistake. Yes, the watch has been serviced a couple of times over the years. But, it is good condition; I tend to look after things!
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Old 9 November 2019, 08:20 PM   #13
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Hereís another photo...
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Old 9 November 2019, 08:21 PM   #14
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Not trying to sway you either way, but I sent my Jubilee (picture was from when my Jubilee was being restored) to Michael Young. I insured it and had signature acceptance with FedEx. It was delivered without fault; and the communication was impeccable. This was before Rolliworks was around. I wouldnít hesitate doing it again!! Best of luck!!
Thanks, perhaps I will look into it. Appreciate the encouragement!
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Old 10 November 2019, 12:48 AM   #15
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Love the 16030 with Tapestry Dial


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Old 10 November 2019, 12:52 AM   #16
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You might be right, but Iíd hate to lose it by mistake. Yes, the watch has been serviced a couple of times over the years. But, it is good condition; I tend to look after things!


Yeah, it looks super! And Iíd say, your stretch is really nothing and youíre years away from having a bracelet repair needed!!

One can see that you have taken really good care of it and even 35 years of wearing did not cause a disturbing amount of stretch, once you clean it regularly....

Keep holding on to this beauty...

BR
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Old 10 November 2019, 06:12 AM   #18
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You might be right, but Iíd hate to lose it by mistake. Yes, the watch has been serviced a couple of times over the years. But, it is good condition; I tend to look after things!
It doesn't look bad at all. There is still plenty life left in this bracelet.
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