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 original black gilt dial and further differentiating it is its uncommon Super Oyster crown. This Rolex checks a lot of boxes for cool and interesting features.
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.
It is all original down to the dial, hands, and Super Oyster crown and presents beautifully. The untouched dial shows the very beginning of tropical fading and has a true vintage look. The aged luminous on the hands and dial is nicely toned and well-matching.
Its original handwound movement is running strong and true.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap and it has a Rolex 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.
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
Serial number: 889,510
Year made: c. 1953
Model: Ref. 6022, Oyster Precision
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Better than near mint with signs of being polished
Case markings (outside): P.E. Whitford
Dial: Black with gilt printing and applied gold and luminous indexes and coronet, outer 1/5 minute/second division, original and untouched, fading and just beginning to become slightly tropical
Hands: Original, luminous, gold
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
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with Rolex buckle
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.