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Bob's Watches
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At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.

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Pre Owned Rolex Thunderbird DateJust 16253 Stainless Steel and Gold

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    At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.

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    At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.
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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 124077
Nickname: Rolex Thunderbird
Condition: (What's This?) Excellent
Model Name/Number: Datejust 16253
Serial/Year R 1987 - 1988
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 3035 movement w/ date, 27 jewels, acrylic crystal
Case: Stainless steel w/ 18k yellow gold Thunderbird bezel (36mm)
Dial: Champagne Index w/ Tritium hands and luminous lume plots w/ black chapter ring
Bracelet: Stainless steel and 18k yellow gold Jubilee w/ Fliplock clasp
Box & Papers Rolex box and Bob's Certificate of Authenticity 
Comments: This pre owned Rolex Thunderbird comes with Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty

pre owned Rolex Thunderbird DateJust 16253

By Paul Altieri

The Datejust Turn-o-Graph "Thunderbird" was Rolex's first official tool watch, coming to market in the 1950s. Fixed with a rotatable bezel, the Turn-o-Graph paved the way for every tool watch in the brand's catalog that would follow. The model earned its nickname "Thunderbird" after the US Air Force's Aerobatic team the Thunderbirds, of which the military outfitted the pilots with Turn-o-Graph watches. This also made the Turn-o-Graph an official military-issued timepiece. The ref. 16253 came to market in the late 1970s, replacing the long-running ref. 1625 and bringing with it a 27-jewel calibre 3035 perpetual movement as well as the distinction of "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified" on the dial. If you're in the market for an intriguing piece of Rolex history, consider the two-tone pre-owned Rolex 16253 that is listed for sale here today.

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*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.

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    September 27, 2019

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