This is a Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust. Truly a great example of a fine looking DateJust. Because of the special solid 18k gold bezel, this model is refer to as the "Thunderbird". This watch has been fully serviced, cleaned, and ready for daily wearing. The movement is a Rolex high grade 27 jewels in house 3035 caliber. The factory original dial on this watch is in excellent condition. Rare and desirable. Crystal is in excellent condition with a raise magnifier loupe. The solid stainless steel with solid gold bezel case is in very good condition and measures 36.6mm across excluding the crown by 43.5mm lug tip to lug tip. The case back gasket and case tube gasket are brand new. Case model is 16000/16253. Case serial number is 72XXXX dating this timepiece to 1981. This watch will come with a brand new genuine leather strap (not made by Rolex).   Wrist size in photo is 6 inches.


  • Circa: 1981

    Model: DateJust THunderbird

    Caliber: 3035

    Movement serial #: O693266

    Jewel count: 27 jewels

    Movement type: Automatic wind

    Case model: 16000/16253/7219408

    Case material: Solid stainless steel - Solid gold bezel

    Case gasket: Flat-Ring rubber gasket 

    Crystal: Acyrlic New crystal

    Crown: Signed

    Case Diameter excluding crown: 36.6mm

    Case lenght lug tip to lug tip: 43.5mm

    Dial: Factory original finish

    Hand type: Index (original)

    Strap material: Padded genuine leather

    Strap width inbetween lugs: 20mm

    Wrist size in photo: 6 inches