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Rolex Datejust ‘Thunderbird’ Ref. 16263


Pre-Owned Rolex 36mm Datejust ‘Thunderbird’ Champagne Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 16263

The Rolex Datejust was first introduced in 1945 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rolex brand. It was the world’s first self-winding wristwatch with a date display on the dial, and its timeless design has made it one of the most iconic and recognizable watches in the world. Over the years, the Datejust has been updated with new features and materials, but it has remained true to its original design and functionality.

The Rolex Datejust ‘Thunderbird’ 16263 boasts a 36mm stainless steel case and is beautifully complemented by an 18k yellow gold bi-directional rotating turn-o-graph bezel. The Champagne Tapestry dial, adorned with gold stick hour markers and tritium lume plots, exudes vintage charm, adding a touch of nostalgia to this iconic timepiece. Underneath its captivating exterior lies the heart of the watch—a powerful self-winding 3135 caliber movement. Completing the ensemble is a meticulously crafted stainless steel and 18k yellow gold Oyster bracelet, secured with a folding clasp for a comfortable and secure fit on your wrist. With the Rolex Datejust ‘Thunderbird’ 16263, you’ll experience a harmonious blend of luxury, craftsmanship, and heritage, making it a treasured addition to any watch collection.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel, 18k Yellow Gold

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet


Rotating, Bi-directional, 18k Yellow Gold, 60-Minute

Box and Papers

No Box | No Papers





Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size







Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





35mm – 39mm


2-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0006211
Model #16263
Model NameDatejust
Year Producedca. 1991
Serial NumberX3XXXXX


Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.