Today's offering showcases this uncommon Rolex Oyster Perpetual model #6552 encased in stainless steel. The Oyster Perpetual clearly demonstrates the qualities associated with classic Rolex watches: precision, reliability, durability, and class.
Produced in fairly limited numbers in the early-to-mid 1950's, these watches are fine and desirable.
Housed in one of Rolex's water-tight Oyster cases, at the time the wristwatch offered its owner protection against water, dust, and perspiration. Inside the rugged case Rolex placed one of their so-called "Bubbleback" early self-winding movements, the Caliber 645, keeping the watch powered by movements of the wrist.
The honeycomb dial has gold accents, giving it a dressier style than an all steel version. It is fitted with a vintage crimped link Rolex Oyster bracelet.
It presents in very pleasing condition. The honeycomb dial has been previous refinished and the original Oyster case is in very nice.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 57,628
Year built: c. third quarter of 1954
Model: Reference 6284
Functions: Chronometer Time, Automatic, Sweep seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Near mint with fairly light signs of polishing
Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown), 39.5mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver honeycomb, signed ROLEX, applied luminous gold dart indexes, original "lance" hands, previously restored
Hands: Original, gold luminous "lances"
Movement type: Cal. 645, rhodium-plated, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Super-balance timed to 6 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator
Band: Later period Rolex Oyster bracelet, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 7 7/8 inches, adjustable, near mint plus condition with moderate stretch
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, mint condition
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.