One of the more seldom seen classic vintage Rolex watches is the Oyster Shock-Resisting as Rolex made most watches of this style with a date.
It features a much thinner profile than the Perpetual models - its understated, elegant and classic design contrast the "busier" look of some of the modern Rolex watches.
Today's offering showcases this uncommon reference 6244 Certified Pre-Owned Oyster in incredible restored condition.
Rolex was a fairly early adopter of using shock protection in their movements, and the 6244 was one of the early models to offer it, as the dial proudly proclaims.
The centerpiece of the watch is its truly awesome dial, which adds to its uncommonness. The dial plate has an extensive raised checkboard pattery, and the markers are wonderfully inset into the dial, a design Rolex used on a few of their mid-century pieces. It is a supremely elegant look for a steel Oyster blending casual and sophisticated design.
Powering the watch is its Rolex caliber 710 handwound hunter movement with early shock resistance and a Rolex's Super Balance system.
It has all of its original parts and has just finished a true expertly done restoration. It presents in amazing nearly like new condition, a 9.8 out of 10. Our photos couldn't do it justice.
Its case presents as beautiful mint with lugs that show very little signs of previous polishing. Its dial has been meticulously restored - the printing could pass as Rolex factory done to the naked eye.
As part of the restoration it has just been overhauled by a Master Watchmaker (a $495 value). It is running strongly and keeping accurate time.
For the finishing touch it comes equipped with a brand new calfskin 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.
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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
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A seven decade old Rolex that presents like new on the wrist!
Note: Published examples of this model can be found in Osvaldo Patrizzi's work Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches, 2001 Edition, Vol. 2, pg. 362.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 924,073
Year made: c. 1953
Model: Ref. 6244, Oyster Shock-Resisting
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Presents as beautiful mint with lugs that show very little signs of previous polishing.
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Dial: Silver, signed Rolex Oyster Shock-Resisting, inset steel tone pointed baton indexes, outer minute/second division, aperture for the date, flawlessly restored
Dimensions: 32mm diameter by 39mm long lug tip to tip, 11 mm thickness
Hands: Original, steel "alphas", restored to mint condition
Movement type: Signed Rolex, caliber 710, manually wound, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Patented Super Balance, shock absorber, self-compensating coilover Breguet balance spring
Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with aftermarket steel Rolex style buckle
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, it has just been freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker (a $495 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running strongly and keeping accurate time.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
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.