1951 Rolex Vintage Mens Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Watch, Ref. 6015 - Stainless Steel


Item No. 6085

Today's offering showcases this wonderful all-original ref. 6015 Bubbleback made circa 1951. Featuring an attractive, engine-turned bezel and perpetual designation, it added a touch of class to Rolex's mid-century Oyster line. The 6015 also enjoys the distinction of being one of the few Bubbleback models to feature the short-lived Super Oyster crown.

The “Super-Oyster” winding crown, which was only used around 1951 to 1953was 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 making models with this crown quite uncommon.

Housed in one of Rolex's first water-tight Oyster cases, this wristwatch originally offered its owner complete protection against water and dust. Inside the ruggedly elegant case Rolex place an early self-winding Perpetual movement, keeping the watch powered by movements of the wrist.

Equipped with a 9 3/4 ''' Bubbleback movement with self-compensating Breguet mainspring, and the company's patented Super-Balance system for greater accuracy, this fine watch the timekeeping standards of discriminating owners.

It is in pleasing all original condition down to the dial, all hands, and the uncommon winding crown. The case has very nice thick lugs which have not been polished significantly. It's a very well-preserved honest Bubbleback. The high-grade Rolex Perpetual movement is clean.

Our watchmaker has just freshly cleaned and oiled the movement which winds very smoothly and is keeping accurate time.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international 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.

Please note: A published example of this model can be found in Osvaldo Patrizzi's work Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches, 2001 Edition, Guido Mondani editor, Vol. 1, p. 214.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. 1946
  • Serial no.: 679,919
  • Model: Reference 6015
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Sweep seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Rolex, Geneve, Suisse, Ref. 6015
  • Case condition: Excellent condition with light wear, one spot of aging between 1 and 2 near bezel, fully retaining original texturing on bezel and case markings and deep vertical grooves on case top
  • Dimensions: 32mm wide (excluding crown), 39mm long lug tip-to-tip, 14mm thick
  • Dial: Eggshell white, gold pointed baton indexes, signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual Officially Certified Chronometer, original, very good condition with natural age darkening
  • Hands: Original, gold, "feuille" hour and minute hands, blue steel center seconds hand
  • Movement type: High grade, signed Rolex, early self-winding, self-compensating Breguet hairspring
  • Movement markings: Rolex Perpetual, Chronometer, Swiss Made, Patented
  • Jewels: 19 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 17mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes. freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • 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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