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Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust "Thunder Bird" Turn-o-Graph with 18k Gold Bezel

$8,354.92

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust "Thunder Bird" Turn-o-Graph with 18k gold bezel, Circa.1965 Ref Number : 1625 Watch Number : 783330 Gender: Mens Vintage Model : Oyster Perpetual DateJust Case Diameter : 36 mm Movement: Automatic Calibre 1560 Chronometer movement Watchband Material: Leather Case material : Stainless Steel and 18K Gold Bezel Display Type: Analogue Age: Circa. 1965 Dial: Original Dial (See Photos) Hands : Gold Clasp : Strap Buckle clasp Glass : Plexiglass Wrist size : 22 cm (adjustable) Weight : 55 grams Condition: The watch has some surface wear and tear from general usage, the bezel is faulty and does not rotate, otherwise watch is in great and pleasant overall condition, please see pictures for a better judgement of the items condition. Watch is signed and keeps good time. No box or papers, secure and convenient packaging is provided.

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  • Creator
  • Metal
  • Place of Origin
    Switzerland
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    c.1965
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. The watch has some surface wear and tear from general usage, the bezel is faulty and does not rotate, otherwise watch is in great and pleasant overall condition, please see pictures for a better judgement of the items condition.
  • Seller Location
    Braintree, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU92934021551

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About the Designer

Rolex

Ask anyone, anywhere, to name a luxury watch brand, and the answer will probably be “Rolex.” This enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula. But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A. But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch. Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial. The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million. Find vintage and contemporary Rolex watches, bracelets and more on 1stDibs.
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