Today's offering showcases this superior Certified Pre-Owned Rolex Oysterdate Precision with black gilt dial.
It is an uncommon and very early Oysterdate Precision - the 6294 served as one of the predecessors to the more often seen 6694. Stylish and elegant, the watch features the dates in red.
It measures 34mm in diameter - the size of a Rolex Date model. It has the look of a solid gold Rolex for a fraction of the cost.
The Oysterdate Precision have become desirable non-sport vintage Rolex watches because their understated and classic design contrast the "busier" look of some of the modern Rolex watches. It's a watch that is at home being worn everyday or only for special occasions. Produced from the early 1950's into the 1980's, it was a strong commercial success for Rolex, winning a large following.
Powering the watch is its original Rolex Caliber 740 handwound movement with early shock resistance. Unlike most later Oysterdates that for several decades came fitted with 1200 series movements, this comes with an early handwound movement one associates with their Art Deco movements and watches from the '40's. It served as the base movement for their early Perpetual watches, like the Bubblebacks, which added the automatic winding to the base engine. It features their patented Super Balance system and was even originally adjusted to two positions.
All of its parts are 100% Rolex.
It has just finished a true expertly done restoration. It presents in gorgeous condition - our photos couldn't begin to do it justice.
Its case presents as gorgeous mint. Its elegant black gilt dial has been meticulously restored - its printing could pass as Rolex factory done to the naked eye. And its handwound Rolex movement is running incredibly strong and true.
As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with new Rolex parts, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value).
Amazingly after nearly 70 years, it is keeping time on par with a brand new Rolex in our testing position.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new calfskin leather 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 full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Note: A published example of this model can be found in Osvaldo Patrizzi's work Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches, 2001 Edition, Vol. 2, p. 357.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Ref. 6294, Oysterdate Precision
Serial no.: 989,671
Year built: Fourth quarter of 1953
Designed for: Men
Case material: Gold plated and stainless steel
Case condition: Presents as mint with slight gold loss hidden between the lugs where the band attached
Dimensions: 34mm diameter (excluding crown)
Dial: Gloss black with gold triangular indexes, signed Rolex Oysterdate Precision, outer minute/second track, aperture for the date, expertly refinished - the red date track is untouched
Hands: Original, gold, "feuilles"
Movement type: Signed Rolex, caliber 740, manually wound, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring
Band: Calfskin leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with aftermarket Rolex style buckle
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Service: As part of the restoration a Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with new Rolex parts, 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. Amazingly after nearly 70 years, it is keeping time on par with a brand new Rolex in our testing position.
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.