Rolex Datejust 36 Mother of Pearl Roman Dial, Steel & Gold, 16233

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Why We Love It

When it comes to luxury watches, few models can match the enduring appeal of the Rolex Datejust 16233. Introduced in the late 1980s, this timepiece has captivated watch enthusiasts since its debut and has been a best seller at Watch Chest for decades.

At first glance, the Datejust 16233 catches the eye with its 36mm Oyster case and two-tone design. Featuring either a Jubilee or Oyster bracelet, the combination of 18ct yellow gold and stainless steel creates a watch that is equally at home in formal settings and casual everyday wear.

But the true beauty of the Datejust 16233 lies in its dial. With a wide array of options available, from classic champagne to striking mother of pearl, and even dials adorned with diamonds, there is a Datejust 16233 to suit every taste and personality. The dial is the face of the watch, and Rolex has ensured that the 16233 puts its best face forward.

Of course, the Datejust 16233 is more than just a pretty face. As one of the first five-digit references in the Datejust family, it was a pioneer in the use of sapphire crystal, offering superior scratch resistance and durability. Inside the Oyster case beats the acclaimed caliber 3135, which features Rolex's innovative "jumping date" function, ensuring that the date changes instantaneously at midnight.

As a true icon in the world of luxury watches, the 16233 has stood the test of time, both in terms of style and performance. Its lasting popularity is a reflection of Rolex's dedication to creating timepieces that not only grow more beautiful with age but also last a lifetime.

This watch fits a standard wrist size of 7 1/4" - 7 1/2". Additional links can be purchased if needed. Please see our Ordering page to learn more.
Country of Manufacturer
Datejust 36
Watch Chest 2-year warranty
Case Size
Case Material
Stainless Steel
Bezel Material
Yellow Gold
Rolex Bezel Type
Movement Type
Rolex Dial
Mother of Pearl
Hour Markers
Roman Numerals
Calendar Type
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Authenticity & Guarantees
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Certified Authentic

With Watch Chest, you're investing in authenticity. Backed by our watchmaking workshop, we ensure every timepiece meets our strict authenticity standards. Read our authenticity guarantee.

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2-Year Warranty

Our master watchmakers have you covered, as we guarantee the mechanical dependability of our pre-owned watches for two years. Read our warranty

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Carefully Chosen

We hand-select only the top-quality pre-owned watches, each of which passes a strict multi-point inspection. We only sell what we'd wear ourselves.

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7-Day Return Policy

Buy it, try it, and if you don't love it, return the watch within seven (7) days for a different watch or refund, no questions asked. Read our refund policy

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Schedule Delivery

After payment, we'll set a delivery date and ask for your wrist size so your watch fits right out of the box. Delivery usually occurs 1-3 business days after payment clears.


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Shipping carriers usually deliver between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and require a signature. If you're often not home, we can set up local hub pickup for you.

Size Guide

These are general size guidelines. You can opt for a larger size, but we advise against going smaller than these recommendations.

Wrist Size Men (Case Diameter) Women (Case Diameter)
5 - 6.5 inches 31mm - 36mm 21mm - 28mm
6 - 7 inches 34mm - 36mm+ 28mm - 34mm+
7 - 8 inches 36mm - 42mm 36mm - 40mm
8+ inches 40mm+ 40mm+
Family Owned & Operated Since 2002

Christopher Wiley, Corey Wiley (Father & Son)

Founded in 2002 by Christopher Wiley, Watch Chest has the distinction of being one of the world's first online-exclusive watch atelier. As a small family-owned and operated business, our mission is to personally help you build a watch collection you love.

We are guided by core values:

  • Exceptional Client Experiences: Providing personalized service for every client. 
  • Authenticity & Transparency: Ensuring every timepiece meets strict authenticity standards and every transaction is transparent.
  • Tradition & Craftsmanship: Practicing the timeless art of watchmaking with excellence.
  • Sustainability & Preservation: Sustainably extending the lifespan of watches while preserving their unique history.

Schedule Your Meeting Now to arrange a personal consultation with Christopher Wiley and his team. 

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