A forgotten Datejust.

Sep 09, 2019,04:18 AM

Datejust has been a bread & butter of Rolex, it started with aN invention of Date change at 12 midnight and later a magnifier lens , they made Rolex famous. The turnograph was created by Rolex for the USA Thunderbird Pilots in 1952, it was essentially a Datejust with a bi-directional bezel. The turning bezel was later used in the famous Rolex Submariner (in 1953) and subsequently GMT Master PamAm (in 1954).
The Turnograph was also copied by many, including one of the best watchmakers Vacheron Constantin. This make the Rolex Turnograph really a classic.

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Thank you amanico ! [nt]

 By: TomKxx : September 9th, 2019-05:21

Hello Tom! Great post. I love the Turn-O-Graph, both the original one (6202) which was a separate model as well as the later references which were a variant within the Datejust line ...

 By: Subexplorer : September 9th, 2019-12:17
... as you well describe. Regretably these later models within the Datejust family are almost ignored by collectors, and I feel this is a shame as I find them truly beautiful and interesting. Specially the earlier references 6609 and 1625 with charming in...  

Hi Abel, thanks for showing your beautiful photos of TOG

 By: TomKxx : September 9th, 2019-23:25
Thanks for sharing your knowledge of TOG, I’m always fond of 6202, and it’s the ultimate TOG for me. The VC TOG is very rare, hope you are able get hold of one. Cheers

My big pleasure Tom!! Glad you like them! Agree with you on the 6202. Regret so much not having that and the VC in my collection.

 By: Subexplorer : September 10th, 2019-09:03
Not easy pieces to hunt and prices go madly up! Thank you so much for your kind comments! Abel