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Rolex Thunderbird Datejust 16253 Champagne

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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 138615 x
Nickname: Rolex Thunderbird
Condition: (What's This?) Excellent
Model Name/Number: Datejust 16253
Serial/Year 6,2XX,XXX 1979 - 1980
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 3035
Case: Stainless steel (36mm) w/ bidirectional rotating 18k yellow gold Thunderbird Turn-O-Graph bezel, acrylic crystal 
Dial: Champagne w/ Roman numeral hour markers, Tritium hands and lume plots
Bracelet: Stainless steel and 18k yellow gold Oyster w/ Oyster clasp
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity and warranty card
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.

PRE-OWNED WATCH CONDITION EXAMINATION

This Rolex watch is in overall excellent condition with surface wear to the bracelet, case, bezel and crystal

Rolex Datejust 16253

By Paul Altieri

As a result of its roots as a pilot's watch, the Rolex Thunderbird Datejust comes equipped with a 36mm Oyster case capable of withstanding pressures at high altitudes as well as depths of up to 330 feet.  The case also utilizes an 18 karat yellow gold Turn-o-Graph bezel, the very first rotatable bezel offered by Rolex, making this timepiece an instant collector's item.  Originally designed to help pilots calculate increments of time while in the air, the Turn-o-Graph bezel has since become the inspiration behind the bezel on every sports watch in the Rolex lineup.  The handsome reference 16253 that is offered here today features an attractive two-tone blend of stainless steel and 18 karat yellow gold on the case, Jubilee bracelet, and Fliplock clasp, creating a versatile statement piece for everyday wear and formal occasions.

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