|Condition: (What's This?)||Excellent|
|Model Name/Number:||Datejust 16253|
|Serial/Year||7,4XX,XXX - 1983|
|Movement:||Automatic 3035 movement w/ date, Quickset, 27 jewels, acrylic crystal|
|Case:||Stainless steel w/ 18k yellow gold Thunderbird bezel (36mm)|
|Dial:||Champagne Index w/ Tritium hands and lume plots|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel and 18k yellow gold Jubilee w/ Fliplock clasp|
|Box & Papers||Rolex box, hang tags, and Bob's Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This used Rolex Thunderbird comes with Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
This used Rolex watch is in overall excellent pre-owned condition with just slight stretch in the bracelet consistent with age.
By Paul Altieri
Rolex launched the Datejust Turn-o-Graph in 1953. This model was the first serially produced timepiece in the brand's catalog to offer a rotatable timing bezel, earning it the name "Turn-o-Graph". The U.S. Air Force also assigned the Turn-o-Graph to their aerobatic team the Thunderbirds, making it an official military watch and earning it its other nickname "the Rolex Thunderbird". The ref. 16253 that is presented here today is the steel and gold option that also features a classic Datejust dial via a jump date at 3 o'clock and sophisticated hour markers and hands. Its also boasts a striking textured 60-minute bezel as well as an acrylic crystal over the dial and Tritium luminous material in a patina that has since faded to a similar hue as the champagne dial.
*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.