Quick Comparison Guide: Two Tone Rolex Datejust 16203, 16233, 16263, 116203, 116233 & 116263

An absolute classic in Rolex’s lineup, the two tone Rolex Datejust has been one of the longest running models of the brand. Over the seven-decade history of the two tone Datejust, Rolex has offered a large variety of models. To help you decide which model would be perfect for you, read our comprehensive comparison guide for two tone Datejust 5-digit vs 6-digit models. This outlines the differences between the two tone Datejust 16203, 16233, 16263, 116203, 116233, and 116263.

Rolex Datejust 16203 vs. Rolex Datejust 116203

Model Rolex Datejust 16203 Rolex Datejust 116203
Case Diameter 36mm 36mm
Manufacturing Period Late 1980s – Mid 2000s Mid-2000s – Present
Metal Type Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold
Weight Lighter Heavier
Crystal Type Sapphire Sapphire
Movement Caliber 3135; Quickset Caliber 3135; Quickset
Dial Lume Tritium/Luminova/SuperLuminova SuperLuminova
Bezel Smooth (Domed); Yellow Gold Smooth (Domed); Yellow Gold;
Engraved Rehaut
Case Details Lug Holes/No Lug Holes No Lug Holes
Bracelet Oyster/Jubilee Oyster/Jubilee
Clasp Flip Oysterclasp/Crownclasp (Hidden)
Links Hollow; D-Link Solid; D-Link
End Pieces End Pieces Solid End Links (SEL)
Additional Notes Early models did not have engraved rehaut

Rolex Datejust 16233 vs. Rolex Datejust 116233

Model Rolex Datejust 16233 Rolex Datejust 116233
Case Diameter 36mm 36mm
Manufacturing Period Late 1980s – Mid 2000s Mid-2000s – Present
Metal Type Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold
Weight Lighter Heavier
Crystal Type Sapphire Sapphire
Movement Caliber 3135; Quickset Caliber 3135; Quickset
Dial Lume Tritium/Luminova/SuperLuminova SuperLuminova
Bezel Fluted; Yellow Gold Fluted; Yellow Gold;
Engraved Rehaut
Case Details Lug Holes/No Lug Holes No Lug Holes
Bracelet Oyster/Jubilee Oyster/Jubilee
Clasp Flip Oysterclasp/Crownclasp (Hidden)
Links Hollow; D-Link Solid; D-Link
End Pieces End Pieces Solid End Links (SEL)
Additional Notes Early models did not have engraved rehaut

Rolex Datejust 16263 vs. Rolex Datejust 116263

Model Rolex Datejust 16263 Rolex Datejust 116263
Case Diameter 36mm 36mm
Manufacturing Period Late 1980s – Mid 2000s Mid-2000s – Early 2010s
Metal Type Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold
Weight Lighter Heavier
Crystal Type Sapphire Sapphire
Movement Caliber 3135; Quickset Caliber 3135; Quickset
Dial Lume Tritium/Luminova/SuperLuminova SuperLuminova
Bezel Engine Turned; Yellow Gold;

Rotating “Turn-O-Graph” Bezel

Fluted; Yellow Gold;

Rotating “Turn-O-Graph” Bezel;

Engraved Rehaut

Case Details Lug Holes/No Lug Holes No Lug Holes
Bracelet Oyster/Jubilee Oyster/Jubilee
Clasp Flip Oysterclasp/Crownclasp (Hidden)
Links Hollow; D-Link Solid; D-Link
End Pieces End Pieces Solid End Links (SEL)
Additional Notes Early models did not have engraved rehaut