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Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph (1974) Excellent condition 1625


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Basic Info

Listing number 5L0FK6
Reference number 1625
Brand Rolex
Model Datejust Turn-O-Graph
Movement Automatic
Case material Gold/Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1974
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery Original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, Hertfordshire


Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 1570
Number of jewels 26


Case material Gold/Steel
Case diameter 36 mm
Thickness 12 mm
Water resistance 10 ATM
Bezel material Yellow gold
Glass Plexiglass
Dial Champagne
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Brown
Bracelet length 192 mm (117 mm / 75 mm)
Bracelet thickness 3.5 mm
Lug width 20 mm Size guide
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Gold/Steel
Buckle width 19 mm




Not only are Turn-O-Graphs amongst Rolex’s best sellers, but 65 years after their launch, they are still considered true icons in the world of fine watches.
The Turn-O-Graph, when originally launched by Rolex in 1953, was by all measures revolutionary in the history of watchmaking and of watch design. Its main feature, a rotatable bezel, was certainly a disruptive innovation—creating an all-new market for what was then an unheard of genre—the tool watch. With its genuinely useful function, the Turn-O-Graph was soon chosen by the Thunderbirds—the United States’ elite aerobatic squadron to aide in their pilots’ navigational calculations. Recognizing the opportunity, Rolex brilliantly propelled the success of the model by calling it the “Thunderbird” in the North American market.
The rotating bezel of the Turn-O-Graph was a (pardon the pun) turning point for Rolex that would become the foundation for the brand’s key sports watches, including the Submariner and GMTMaster. What many aren’t aware of, but which is quite clear to see, is that the Turn-O-Graph was the inspiration for the Submariner! Similarities can be drawn between their black rotating bezels, black gilt dials and Oyster bracelets. In many ways the Turn-O-Graph acted as a testing ground for the Submariner, and even the GMT-Master, which also featured a rotating bezel.

This 1625 is a beautiful example of this model. At 36mm many/most watch enthusiasts would agree that the perfect size mans watch - not too big, not too small.

The biggest question I ponder "is this a sports watch or a dress watch?". And thats the beauty of the Thunderbird in this style and this size. Surely it is both!

This 1974 watch is sold in exceptional condition for it age. 9.5/10
Strap 9/10
This watch comes with a genuine Rolex box but not the Original box from the watch.
The strap is a Crocodile print genuine leather strap (Rolex) and gold plated pin buckle.
Also shown is in the pictures is a non-Rolex leather strap. I am happy to include this in the sale if wanted.

All Prestige Watches UK customers will also receive a premium watch cleaning cloth.

Thank you for looking. Please get in touch with any questions. I'd love to hear from you.


Prestige Watches

Suite One, 1-3 Old Mill Road
Hunton Bridge, Kings Langley
Hertfordshire WD4 8RD
United Kingdom
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Tel.: +447900806273
We speak:
  • English
  • Spanish
Trusted Seller since 2017
7 watches listed
Number of recommendations from other Chrono24 dealers: 1
Number of watches sold via Trusted Checkout: 19

5.0 out of 5 stars  |  Reviews: 15

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