Quick Comparison Guide: Two Tone Rolex Datejust 16003, 16013, 16253, 16203, 16233 & 16263

Rolex has been producing two tone Datejust watches for seven decades. As a result, there are plenty of different models to choose from in the secondary market. In addition, if you have your heart set on a two tone Datejust, but are unsure on which one would be right for you, read our comprehensive comparison guide for two tone Rolex Datejust models. Here, we highlight the differences between the two tone Rolex Datejust 16003, 16013, 16253, 16203, 16233, and 16263.

Rolex Datejust 16003 vs. Rolex Datejust 16203

Model Rolex Datejust 16003 Rolex Datejust 16203
Case Diameter 36mm 36mm
Manufacturing Period Late 1970s – Late 1980s Late 1980s – Mid 2000s
Metal Type Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold
Weight Lighter Heavier
Crystal Type Acrylic (Plastic) Sapphire
Movement Caliber 3035; Quickset Caliber 3135; Quickset
Dial Lume Tritium Tritium/Luminova/SuperLuminova
Bezel Smooth (Domed); Yellow Gold Smooth (Domed); Yellow Gold
Case Details Lug Holes Lug Holes/No Lug Holes
Bracelet Oyster/Jubilee Oyster/Jubilee
Clasp Flip Flip
Links Hollow; Oval/D-Link Hollow; D-Link
End Pieces End Pieces End Pieces

Rolex Datejust 16013 vs. Rolex Datejust 16233

Model Rolex Datejust 16013 Rolex Datejust 16233
Case Diameter 36mm 36mm
Manufacturing Period Late 1970s – Late 1980s Late 1980s – Mid 2000s
Metal Type Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold
Weight Lighter Heavier
Crystal Type Acrylic (Plastic) Sapphire
Movement Caliber 3035; Quickset Caliber 3135; Quickset
Dial Lume Tritium Tritium/Luminova/SuperLuminova
Bezel Fluted; Yellow Gold Fluted; Yellow Gold
Case Details Lug Holes Lug Holes/No Lug Holes
Bracelet Oyster/Jubilee Oyster/Jubilee
Clasp Flip Flip
Links Hollow; Oval/D-Link Hollow; D-Link
End Pieces End Pieces End Pieces

Rolex Datejust 16253 vs. Rolex Datejust 16263

Model Rolex Datejust 16253 Rolex Datejust 16263
Case Diameter 36mm 36mm
Manufacturing Period Late 1970s – Late 1980s Late 1980s – Mid 2000s
Metal Type Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold
Weight Lighter Heavier
Crystal Type Acrylic (Plastic) Sapphire
Movement Caliber 3035; Quickset Caliber 3135; Quickset
Dial Lume Tritium Tritium/Luminova/SuperLuminova
Bezel Engine Turned; Yellow Gold;
Rotating “Turn-O-Graph” Bezel
Engine Turned; Yellow Gold;
Rotating “Turn-O-Graph” Bezel
Case Details Lug holes Lug Holes/No Lug Holes
Bracelet Oyster/Jubilee Oyster/Jubilee
Clasp Flip Flip
Links Hollow; Oval/D-Link Hollow; D-Link
End Pieces End Pieces End Pieces