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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.