Rolex Datejust Thunderbird Turn-O-Graph Full Set VWS-2209


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Here is a fantastic, all original full set Rolex Datejust Thunderbird from 1988. The golden linen dial is in minty condition, with a golden Rolex crown at 12 o’clock and barely any marks. It has faceted golden hour markers with lume dots at the outer ends. The faceted golden baton hands with the original lume are in very fine condition, with the original lume intact. The hack feature stops the watch when the crown is pulled out so the time can be set accurately. The 3 o’clock window with the cyclops eye displays the quick-set date, which should only be used with the hands at the bottom of the dial.


The 18K yellow gold Turn-O-Graph bezel is in very fine condition, with only very light overall wear. The stainless steel case has a radially brushed face and polished sides, with the original gold screw-down crown working as it should. It is in very fine condition, with only light overall wear. The stainless steel case back is in fine condition, with just a few marks.


The original two-tone Jubilee bracelet is in very fine visual condition and little stretching. It has a few small marks at the end links and light overall wear. It is large enough for moderately big wrists. Make sure the specific bracelet size listed in the details fits your wrist as finding spare links for old bracelets is very difficult.


Inside the watch, Rolex’s high grade 3035 movement beats strongly and accurately to within about +8 seconds per day. The watch was fully serviced in July 2023 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.


The Turn-O-Graph bezel combined with the fantastic dial, original bracelet and original box and papers makes this watch a real find. This is a watch that will make its new owner very happy, while also being a great investment for the future.


Our watches are delivered in a luxury wooden watch box, fully serviced with a 12 month warranty that covers the mechanical functioning of the watch under normal use. We offer 14 days full return rights and are very proud of our reputation for outstanding customer satisfaction.


NB! Note that we are based in Switzerland and that the buyer is responsible for any import fees their country may impose on a purchase from abroad. Ask us if you have any questions.

Basic info

Brand   Rolex
Model    Datejust Thunderbird Turn-O-Graph
Reference number 16253
Code    VWS-2209
Movement    Automatic
Case material    Steel/Gold
Bracelet material  Gold/Steel
Year    1988
Condition    Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery    Original box, Original papers
Gender    Men's watch/Unisex
Location Switzerland, Lonay


Movement    Automatic
Movement/Caliber   Rolex 3035
Power reserve    40 h
Number of jewels    27
Frequency  28800 A/h


Case material    Steel
Case diameter    36.5 x 44mm
Water resistance    Not water resistant
Bezel material   Yellow Gold
Crystal    Plexiglass
Dial    Golden
Dial numerals    No numerals


Bracelet material    Gold/Steel
Bracelet length  190mm
Bracelet color   Steel
Lug width    20 mm 
Clasp    Double fold clasp
Clasp material    Steel




Central seconds, Only Original Parts, Quick-Set, Luminous Indices, Luminescent Hands