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Just Bought 80s Blue Dial Datejust

  1. Benbradstock Dec 16, 2020

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    After a long nightly search, I just received this lovely 1984 Datejust with blue dial and original oyster bracelet (the combination I’ve been looking for for some time). Box, papers, recent documented service, original owner, excellent condition. One of the few in my collection I don’t think I’ll ever part with. Just thought I would share.

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  2. Widows Son Dec 25, 2020

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    Looks great!!!! A go anywhere do anything watch!!
     
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  3. Dan S Dec 25, 2020

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    As far as I'm concerned, it's your watch and you can mix and match bracelets as much as you want. I like it.
     
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  4. WatchCor Dec 25, 2020

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    Nice combination, great find. Congrats. Are those "wideboy" markers? Very nice either way. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Burr Dec 25, 2020

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    Great combo and super clean :thumbsup:
     
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  6. kip595 Dec 25, 2020

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    I always think the DJ looks more 'solid' on the Oyster, just my opinion of course - and great choice with the blue dial! Congrats!
     
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  7. Benbradstock Dec 25, 2020

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    Thanks for the kind replies. Regarding the comments about the bracelet, I purchased it from the original owner, who told me that everything on the watch was original including the oyster bracelet. I know that the Jubilee bracelet is traditional on the Datejust, but I prefer the physical and visual solidity and stability of the oyster bracelet. Merry Christmas OF peeps!
     
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  8. Benbradstock Dec 25, 2020

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    Thanks, but I don’t think these markers and hands qualify for wideboy status.
     
  9. southtexas Dec 25, 2020

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    no they are not.

    Great looking watch, enjoy it!
     
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  10. vibe Dec 25, 2020

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    Oyster bracelets certainly are matched to the datejust, but typically only the plain bezel variations. Oyster also looks great with this fluted bezel of course, congrats!
     
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  11. Benbradstock Dec 26, 2020

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    Interesting, thanks; another bit of Rolex arcana I was not aware of.
     
  12. Benbradstock Dec 26, 2020

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    I have the original paperwork, but I’m guessing that would not indicate whether the oyster bracelet was sold with the watch. By the way, the watch still has the green sticker on the back after 36 years…
     
  13. Jonathan40 Dec 26, 2020

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    Hi, so your watch will have a serial number on the case as you know and the bracelet will have a code on the clasp which you will be able to date it down to the month of production.
    Should be I for 1984. It will look like I5 for May 1984.
     
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  14. zwjk Dec 26, 2020

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    Beautiful, beautiful watch! - blue dials are so hard to come by, let alone in this condition. Most blue dials I’ve seen have some degradation but this one is perfect. I’m so jealous :D
     
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  15. aleksejeremeev Dec 26, 2020

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    Well done. Your efforts have yielded a good result. Beautiful watch. Let them only please their owner. Thank you for sharing with us.
     
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  16. Benbradstock Dec 26, 2020

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    Good point which I had overlooked! Bracelet code is 78360, clasp code is L5 which I believe is 1987. Case serial number starts with 8237 which suggests 1984, Rolex warranty papers are dated 1988. Perhaps the watch sat for a couple of years and at the time of sale the customer requested the oyster bracelet to be swapped in. Thoughts?
     
  17. Benbradstock Dec 26, 2020

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    By the way I just realized some of the photos I uploaded were a bit crap, here are a couple more I just snapped:

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  18. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Dec 26, 2020

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    a classic.

    I would not worry too much about the Bracelet. It is true normally fluted is sold with the Jubilee but I have seen this combo before.

    I have the flat bezel wit Oyster (also like oyster over Jubilee for larger size watches)
     
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  19. alefar Dec 26, 2020

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    Beautiful piece! Add a shot under sunlight when you can;)
     
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  20. Benbradstock Dec 26, 2020

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    Sunlight shots as requested:

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