1954 Rolex Oyster Shock-Resisting Classic Vintage Mens Handwound Watch - Stainless Steel & 18K Gold


Item No. 8885R

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.

Most similar Oyster Precisions are ref. 6426 which has a smooth bezel. This uncommon reference, ref. 6480, made only for a limited amount of time in the '50's, served as the precessor to the long running 6426 and 6427 models. It features an engine turned indexed bezel which adds a touch of class to its mid-century Oyster case.

Rolex was a fairly early adopter of using shock protection in their movements, and the 6480 was one of the early models to offer it, as the dial proudly proclaims.

Today's offering showcases this impressive Certified Pre-Owned mens Rolex Oyster watch in gorgeous restored condition. It measures 34mm in diameter - the same size as a Rolex Date watch.

Powering the watch is its Rolex early Caliber 1210 handwound movement with early shock resistance.

It is fully Rolex down to the hands and winding crown. It has just finished a true expertly done restoration and presents in gorgeous condition. Our photos couldn't do it justice.

Its case presents as just short of perfect mint. Its indexed engine-turned bezel has crisp facets. 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 freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker (a $495 value). Its engine is keeping very accurate time.

For the finishing touch it comes equipped with a brand new calfskin strap and aftermarket gold tone 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.

The pictures are of the actual watch for sale. We offer shipping the next business day to over 100 countries. In addition, we offer a 30 day no hassle money back guarantee if you don't absolutely love it so there's no risk to you!

You have many stores to choose from - thank you so much for choosing Connoisseur of Time, known for offering only the highest-grade fine watches like Rolex and Cartier with exceptional service for over 14 years.

100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price. Simply notify us and send it back anytime within 14 days after it has been received. Our goal is to exceed your expectations throughout the buying experience. View our feedback and shop with confidence.

A more than six 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
  • Maker: Rolex
  • Serial no.: 96,903
  • Year made: c. 1954
  • Model: Ref. 6480, Oyster Shock-Resisting
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel and 18K gold
  • Case condition: Presents as mint with very slight remnants of wear to the back and a couple of tiny hairlines on the indexed bezel. The engine turning is very crisp.
  • Dial: Silver with pleasing vintage styled luminous filled gold dart and dot indexes, signed Rolex Oyster Shock-Resisting, outer minute/second division, expertly restored
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter,10.5 mm thickness
  • Hands: Original, gold "alphas", restored to mint condition
  • Movement type: Signed Rolex, caliber 1210, 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 gold tone 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). It is keeping very accurate time.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us 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 four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - 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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