1952 Rolex Mens Vintage Oyster Precision Watch, Stainless Steel - Classic & Rare Design


Item No. 7739SH

One of the more seldom seen classic vintage Rolex watches is the Oyster Precision 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.

Made for less than three years, the 6022 is one of the more uncommon mid-century Oysters. Adding to the rarity of our Certified Pre-Owned one, is its uncommon Super Oyster crown.

The 6022 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.

Powering the watch is a Rolex Super Balance movement, most often thought of as the base movement for Bubblebacks.

It has fully Rolex parts and had just finished a nearly year long meticulous restoration. Its case presents as just short of mint with signs of previous polishing. Its silver dial, with 1/5 second markings for men in demanding sporting and technical fields, has been restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled its original handwound movement. It is keeping extremely accurate time. Photos of the inside available upon request.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new high quality genuine alligator strap with soft lining making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

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

Note: Published examples of this model can be found in Osvaldo Patrizzi's work Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches, 2001 Edition, Vol. 2, pg. 232.

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Maker: Rolex
  • Serial number: 799,977
  • Year made: c. 1952
  • Model: Ref. 6022, Oyster Precision
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Presents as just short of mint with signs of being polished
  • Case markings (inside): Rolex, Geneva, Swiss, R.W.C. LTD., 4365, 6022, various hand-inscribed watchmaker's marks showing an extensive service history
  • Case Dimensions: 34mm not including the crown (36mm with the crown) by 39mm lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver with black printing, gold dart indexes and coronet, outer 1/5 minute/second divisions, signed Rolex Oyster Precision and Swiss, well-restored
  • Hands: Original, gold, "feuilles"
  • Movement type: Signed Rolex, manually wound with Super Balance, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring
  • Movement markings: Rolex Precision, Patented Super Balance, 17 Rubies, Swiss Made
  • Band: Genuine Alligator, high quality, soft lining, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: 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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