Today's offering showcases this uncommon Rolex Oyster Royal model #6144 encased in stainless steel. Built only in the early 1950's, these watches are fine and desirable.
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 their Cal. 710 handwound movement. As its dial proclaims, its movement featured an early version of shock-resistance.
The 6144 is one of the more uncommon mid-century Oysters. Its silver dial with 1/5 second markings for precision timing for technical, racing, and demanding uses presents superbly with its all original Rolex 'feuille" steel hands and lollipop blue steel seconds. The gold accents give the watch a dressier look and more versatility for both casual and more dressed up looks.
As a 31mm mens midsize, it can be worn well by anyone with smaller wrists.
We have just finished a sympathetically done restoration. Our photos couldn't do it justice.
Its Super Oyster crown, whose seals often failed after only a few years, has been previously replaced - otherwise all of its parts are original to the watch.
Its case presents in beautiful condition. Its dial has just been restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America.
One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Rolex parts, installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
It is keeping time on par with a new Rolex in our testing position.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new lizard strap and aftermarket Rolex style buckle 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 attesting to its performance.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Oyster Royal, Reference 6144
Serial number: 807,960
Year built: c. 1952
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Presents as just short of mint with fairly light signs of polishing
Dimensions: 31mm diameter (without the crown), 13mm thick
Dial: Silver with gold baton indexes, signed Rolex Oyster Royal, Swiss, Shock-Resisting, expertly restored
Hands: Original, steel "feuilles" and "lollipop" counterweighted blue steel 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: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with aftermarket Rolex style buckle. We also stock lizard and 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 Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Rolex parts, installing a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping time on par with a new Rolex in our testing position. 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; 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.