1981 Rolex Datejust IBM Quarter Century Club Plastic Quick Set Wristwatch

Regular price $2,950.00

Some Information

This Rolex Datejust was awarded to Thomas Raffel for his 25 years of employment at IBM. For his service, he was granted membership to the Quarter Century Club which meant occasional social gatherings, trips, and events for the rest of his career.

Owner's Past

Thomas Raffel was raised and educated in Wisconsin. He married Elsie Trujillo in 1966 in Alamogordo, NM. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines on July 5, 1953 and received his honorable discharge July 4, 1955. Upon his discharge, Tom went to work for IBM. His distinguished 36 ½ year career included relocating to Germany as a computer engineer with the U.S. Army before returning to El Paso in 1969. He was a devoted member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was also a 4th degree knight of the Knights of Columbus and a member of Alhambra. Tom died Wednesday October 24, 2007 at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso

Tribute From a Friend

"Elsie: I worked with Tom at IBM in the 1980s when I was an SE in the Branch Office. Tom was always a very amazing person - fun, helpful and just a great person. I was so very sorry to learn of his passing, yet so thankful he touched my life. Thank you for sharing him with his IBM friends. God's comfort to you, Liz"

From Liz Chavez - November 06, 2007


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Vintage Rolex Datejust  *  Un-Polished Stainless Steel Case and Band *  Beautiful 100% Original 100% Un-Touched Dial  *  Original Box and Booklet  and Hang Tags  *  One Owner  IBM 1/4 Century   *  One Year Warranty 

Brand/Manufacturer:      Rolex

Model:        Datejust 

Ref./Serial/Year:      1981

Lug Width:          20mm

Case:        S.Steel  36 x 44 mm

Bezel:         100% Original Beautiful See pic.

Band:             Original  band  Full size 

Dial:         100% Original.  100% Un-Touched. Beautiful

Movement:       Serviced and running perfectly in every way.

One Year Warranty

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One Year Mechanical Warranty only on watches with warranty in the description

Warranty includes: watch keeps time to manufacturer standards, mainspring, gaskets and case structure, and all parts are original and/or as described above. 

Warranty does not include: crystal, crown, chrono pushers or damage by misuse (water damage, dropped, etc.)

Watches marked As-is, cannot be returned.