1951 Rolex Oyster Royal Mens Vintage "Shock Resisting" Watch, Stainless Steel - Classic & Rare Design


Item No. 8404

One of the more seldom seen classic vintage Rolex watches is the Oyster Royal 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 understated and very 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.

Today's offering showcases this Certified Pre-Owned early vintage ref. 6044 "Shock Resisting" Rolex Oyster Royal. Rolex was a fairly early adopter of using shock protection in their movements, and the 6044 was an early model with it, as the dial proclaims.

Its tropical dial has 1/5 markings for precision, technical, and sporting timing uses.

The 6044 was also one of the relatively few Rolex models to feature the short-lived Super Oyster crown which was produced for only three years beginning in 1951. 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.

Housed in one of Rolex's water-tight Oyster cases, the wristwatch originally offered its owner complete protection against water, dust, and perspiration. Inside the rugged case Rolex placed one of their Cal. 700 series handwound movement.

We were fortunate to acquire it in all original condition.

Its case is in gorgeous condition - it presents as just short of mint. Its untouched original dial with distinctive numbering pattern has warmed to a tropical sepia tone giving it a true vintage look. It has an interesting area near 11 where the hour hand sat for decades as the watch was safely stored away, protecting it from natural aging.

One of our watchmakers has just fully disassembled the movement down to its last screw and freshly cleaned and oiled it. Its original handwound movement is keeping time.

For the finishing touch it comes equipped with a leather strap and a stainless steel buckle signed Rolex making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

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.

Scarcer than most Rolex Oysters.

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Maker: Rolex
  • Serial number: 719,711
  • Year made: c. 1951
  • Model: Ref. 6044, Oyster Royal
  • Designed for: Men
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Presents as just short of mint
  • Case markings (inside): Rolex, Geneva Swiss, Patented, Staybrite, 6044
  • Dial: Silver with applied gold dart and Arabic indexes and coronet, outer 1/5 minute/second division, tropical warming to a sepia tone
  • Hands: All original, luminous gold "feuilles" with blue steel "lollipop" counter-weighted seconds
  • Movement type: Signed Rolex, 700 series, manually wound with Super Balance, rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring
  • Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, excellent condition, buckle signed Rolex of unknown origin. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Width between lugs: 17mm
  • Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has just fully disassembled the movement down to its last screw and freshly cleaned and oiled it.
  • 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 international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
  • 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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