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Rolex Datejust Thunderbird Turn-o-Graph Steel and Gold Ref: 1625

$4,195

Pre-Owned Rolex 36mm Datejust Thunderbird Turn-o-Graph Steel and Gold, Silver Dial, Leather Bracelet, Ref. 1625

The Datejust Turn-o-Graph was one of the first watches in the Rolex catalog to offer a rotatable timing bezel, a feature that may have influenced the US Air Force to issue the watch to the pilots of their Thunderbird aerobatic team.  Forever afterwards known by its nickname, Thunderbird, the watch still has Datejust features but also includes a 60-minute rotatable 14K gold bezel. The Thunderbird Datejust is an attractive vintage watch that includes a Perpetual movement, yellow gold markers and hands, and Tritium luminous plots.

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Additional information

Band Color

Brown

Band Material

Leather

Bezel

14K Gold

Box and Papers

No Box/Papers

Bracelet

Strap

Brand

Rolex

Caliber

1570

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

36mm

Caseback

Solid

Clasp

Tang

Complication

Date

Crown

Screw Down Crown

Crystal Material

Acrylic

Dial Color

Silver

Movement

Automatic

Warranty

1-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0004545
Model #1625
Model NameDatejust Thunderbird Turn-o-Graph
Year Producedca 1969
Serial Number26XXXXX

Description

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 so as 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 achieve what was never before been achieved 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.