|Condition: (What's This?)||Excellent|
|Model Name/Number:||Datejust 16253|
|Serial/Year||4,4XX,XXX - 1976 - 1977|
|Case:||Stainless steel w/ 18k yellow gold barked "Turn-o-Graph" bezel (36mm)|
|Dial:||Ivory Roman w/ luminous hands and Tritium lume plots|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel and 18k yellow gold Jubilee w/ Fliplock clasp|
|Box & Papers:||Rolex box and Bob's Certificate of Authenticity|
|Warranty:||This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty|
|Return Policy:||If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.|
This used Rolex watch is in overall excellent pre-owned condition with just slight stretch in the bracelet consistent with age.
By Paul Altieri
The Rolex 16253 Datejust "Thunderbird" Turn-o-Graph replaced the long-running ref. 1625 in the 1970s and brought with it a higher-beat calibre 3035 self-winding movement. The ref. 16253 debuted alongside a few other references in the line and is the two-tone stainless steel and yellow gold variation. This ref. 16253 also notably does not have the name "Turn-o-Graph" printed on the dial, which was replaced with the distinction "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified" just below the central hands. The line's signature rotatable bezel remains and is presented in 18 karat yellow gold. This example has aged well over the years and is in excellent secondhand condition. There is light stretch to the bracelet, and the Tritium luminous plots feature a creamy patina that matches the hue of the dial beautifully.
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