1951 Rolex Mens Vintage "Shock Resisting" Super Oyster Watch, Stainless Steel & 14K Gold - Classic & Rare Model


Item No. 8405

One of the more seldom seen classic vintage Rolex watches is the Oyster "Shock-Resisting" as Rolex made most watches of this style with a date.

It features a much thinner profile than the Perpetual models due to its hand-wound movement, and its classic design contrast the "busier" look of some of the modern Rolex watches. It's a watch that is perfectly at home being worn everyday or only for special occasions.

The 6083 was one of the relatively few Rolex models to feature the short-lived Super Oyster crown which was produced for only approximately three years. The “Super-Oyster” winding crown was an attempt by Rolex to create a waterproof winding crown which did not need to be screwed down. While the system itself worked, in time the rubber seal perished and therefore this crown type was phased out after only a few years of production.

The 6083 was also an early shock-resistant Rolex as noted on the dial. And its engine turned bezel add a touch of extra class to it, differentiating it from many of the more utilitarian models in Rolex's mid-century Oyster line.

It measures 34mm in diameter, the size of a Rolex Date watch. Powering it is its original Rolex handwound movement with early shock resistance.

It has fully original parts.

Its case has signs of previous polishing to the bezel and remnants of wear to the back. On the wrist it presents as scratch-free, its Rolex dial, which might be original or might be a very nice vintage refinishing, shows slight aging and has toned to a light sepia giving it a true vintage look. Its original high-grade handwound movement is keeping very accurate time.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a new crystal. We have timed it on a machine that spins the watch in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist, and it is keeping very accurate time.

For the finishing touch it comes equipped with a period correct Rolex leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment. As of this writing we have a period correct Rolex buckle in stock for the watch. Please inquire if you would like to pair it with the watch.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Maker: Rolex
  • Year made: c. 1951 - 1953
  • Serial no.: 782,821
  • Model: Ref. 6083, Oyster Precision
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel and gold
  • Case condition: Very good condition with fairly light wear and previous signs of polishing to the bezel. It has not been recently polished.
  • Case markings (inside): Rolex, Geneva Swiss, Patented, Stainless Steel, 6083
  • Dial: Silver (warmed to a light sepia), applied gold dart indexes and coronet, luminous at the primary hours, outer minute/second division, only fairly mild aging
  • Hands: All original, luminous gold "feuilles" with blue steel counter-weighted seconds
  • Movement type: Signed Rolex, caliber 710, manually wound with Super Balance, rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring
  • Band: Period correct Rolex leather band, fully stitched, currently has an unsigned buckle, excellent condition. As of this writing we have a correct Rolex buckle in stock for the watch. Please inquire if you would like to pair it with the watch.
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, new-old-stock
  • Servicing: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details. 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.
  • 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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