Rolex Two-Tone Datejust Turn-O-Graph "Thunderbird" - 1986

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SKU AS00378
SKU AS00378

Why We Love it

The Turn-O-Graph is perhaps the most unusual and misunderstood of the Oyster Perpetual line, and most certainly one of the coolest!

The line dates to approximately 1955, when the designers at Rolex paired a Datejust case with a rotating bezel more commonly found on sports models.  The result was the Turn-O-Graph, later nicknamed the "Thunderbird" after being selected by the US Air Force's Thunderbird aerobatics team for its pilots.  Although the model never really caught on with consumers (at least not the way standard Datejust models did), it has become a highly desirable model for vintage collectors and one of our favorites.

This particular example dates to 1986 and features the iconic Rolex steel and gold two-tone coloration pattern which is once again becoming tremendously popular.  With a sharp case and nearly flawless dial, handset, and rotating bezel, this is a supremely desirable example of a rare (and in our opinion, undervalued) vintage Oyster Perpetual.  Just.  Killer.

For more information on the history of the "Thunderbird", check out this piece we did for DreamChrono, HERE.

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Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Rolex Two-Tone Datejust Turn-O-Graph

Rolex Two-Tone Datejust Turn-O-Graph "Thunderbird" - 1986

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Rolex Two-Tone Datejust Turn-O-Graph

Why We Love it

The Turn-O-Graph is perhaps the most unusual and misunderstood of the Oyster Perpetual line, and most certainly one of the coolest!

The line dates to approximately 1955, when the designers at Rolex paired a Datejust case with a rotating bezel more commonly found on sports models.  The result was the Turn-O-Graph, later nicknamed the "Thunderbird" after being selected by the US Air Force's Thunderbird aerobatics team for its pilots.  Although the model never really caught on with consumers (at least not the way standard Datejust models did), it has become a highly desirable model for vintage collectors and one of our favorites.

This particular example dates to 1986 and features the iconic Rolex steel and gold two-tone coloration pattern which is once again becoming tremendously popular.  With a sharp case and nearly flawless dial, handset, and rotating bezel, this is a supremely desirable example of a rare (and in our opinion, undervalued) vintage Oyster Perpetual.  Just.  Killer.

For more information on the history of the "Thunderbird", check out this piece we did for DreamChrono, HERE.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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