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Old 15 May 2020, 10:16 PM   #1
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Rolex Zephyr models

As a fan of Rolex's "Zephyr" models, I wanted to put together a coherent timeline/list of variants. Two things define a Zephyr: a crosshair dial, and one of these two bezels types:



There are some Rolexes with only a Zephyr bezel, or only a crosshair dial, and I'll leave it to you to decide if those are true "Zephyrs," as that's a collector term and not an official Rolex term. I'll try to include them all in this list.

Men's Oyster models

1956-1960: Ref. 6582



1960-1967: 1008/1009



1967-1987: 1038
(first "Guill. Ind" bezel rather than "Guill. Fant")



1969-1973: 1512
(only Zephyr with a date)




Ladies' models

1971-1983: 6724
1983-1996: 67243





Non-Oyster models

1962-1966: 9919/9522



Mid-1960's: 3694 pendant watch




Misc. crosshair dials

1950's: 656x models with crosshair dials



1950's: Tudor 79xx models with crosshair dials



Some Tru-Beats have crosshair dials too:

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Old 15 May 2020, 10:19 PM   #2
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Wow, that's a Zephyr Master Class right there, Rob! Always loved the minimalism of these dials. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 15 May 2020, 10:44 PM   #3
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Wow, that's a Zephyr Master Class right there, Rob! Always loved the minimalism of these dials. Thanks for sharing!
My pleasure, thanks Dan
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Old 15 May 2020, 11:27 PM   #4
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And these aren't really Zephyrs but deserve an honorable mention in the "miscellaneous crosshair dial" category. Dustproof references 6422 and 4499:

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Old 20 May 2020, 06:22 AM   #5
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Ref. 4081 has a "Guill Ind" bezel so I suppose it deserves a mention here too:
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