Rolex - Datejust Turn-O-Graph Thunderbird - 16263 - Men - 1990-1999

Description
Rolex - Datejust Turn-O-Graph Thunderbird - 16263 - Men - 1990-1999
Automatic - Steel, Yellow gold - Box

Original Men’s Rolex DateJust Oyster Perpetual Turn-O-Graph Automatic Sun-Brushed Gold Dial Bi-Color 18k Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel Watch ref. 16263, made in 1990. The watch is in a fully working order and is in good vintage condition.



*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certifed authentic.
*No additional taxes included for EU buyers (Item will be shipped from Europe).
*Watch will be shipped as an priority registered parcel by DHL Express (24 - 48 hours).
*14 days full refund policy.



The Rolex Datejust is a popular choice among famous and influential men all over the world. From Harrison Ford to President Dwight D.Eisenhower, the Datejust is the ultimate symbol of success and should be worn with pride. The Turn-O-Graph Was The First Series-Produced Rolex To Feature A Rotating Bezel. In the late 1950s, the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbird aerobatic squadron equipped their pilots with the Turn O-Graph watches for navigational calculations. Rolex took full advantage of this opportunity and produced the “Thunderbird” Turn-O-Graph watches. These Thunderbird watches were crafted in 18k yellow gold with the Thunderbird insignia on the dial along with a date window and corresponding Cyclops lens. Add this to the list of military watches from Rolex. They also released an accompanying advertising campaign focused on the new relationship. Interestingly, Rolex began referring to all Turn-O-Graph watches in the American market as “Thunderbirds” to capitalize on the official military partnership.

At the heart of this watch is a legendary automatic high grade movement calibre 3135, on 31 jewels.

This model features a original sun-brushed gold dial signed "Rolex", "Oyster Perpetual", "DateJust", "Superlative Chronometer Officially
Certified", "Swiss Made". A beautiful yellow gold hours, minutes, and central second hand with the date at 3 o'clock position.

A beautiful 18k yellow gold bi-directional bezel monted on the 37mm (1,45 inch) stainless steel case, excluding the crown and 45mm (1,77 inch) from lug to lug
is in good vintage condition, with surface scratches that are to be expected on any watch of this age
.
The 18k yellow gold winding crown is completely original and correctly signed with the famous “Rolex” logo.

Original Rolex sapphire crystal includes a magnifying Cyclops lens, enlarging the date 2.5 times.

The watch is presented on original 18k yellow gold and stainless steel Jubilee bracelet around 20 cm (7,87 inch) including watch case, signed "Rolex", with the “Rolex” logo
clasp.


Please see photos.


Brand : Rolex
Model: DateJust Oyster Perpetual Turn-O-Graph Automatic Sun-Brushed Gold Dial Bi-Color 18k Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel
Reference: 16263
Year: 1990
Case No: E579388
Glass: Original Rolex Sapphire Crystal
Additional information
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Diameter : 37 mm (1,45 inch) diameter excluding the crown
Movement : Calibre 3135, 31 jewels Automatic winding movement, with Date Indicator
Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds, date
Dial : Original sun-brushed gold dial
Crown: Original Rolex
Bracelet: Original 18k yellow gold and stainless steel Jubilee bracelet around 20 cm (7,87 inch) including watch case, signed "Rolex", with the “Rolex” logo
clasp.
Others: With original Rolex box, without papers.


Although not as famous as other watches from the Swiss watchmaking giant, for those in the know, the Rolex Thunderbird holds a special place in the
history of the modern day luxury sports watch.



It is a perfect addition to your watch collection.

You can also use these wonderful watches as a gift to your friends.

The watch will be carefully packed and shipped highly insured

Watches are sold as-is, and there is no guarantee of to be waterproof or movement accuracy, due to the nature of vintage watches.

Please view all the pictures carefully as they form an integral part of the description.

Any defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as described.

Any questions, please ask.

Good luck and thank you for looking.

Lot details
Brand
Rolex
Model
Datejust Turn-O-Graph Thunderbird
Reference Number
16263
Gender
Men
Period
1990-1999
Movement
Automatic
Case material
Steel, Yellow gold
Material fineness
18 kt.
Extras
Box
Type
Analogue wristwatch
Shipped Insured
Yes
Condition
In working condition with visible traces of use
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