1954 Rolex Oysterdate Vintage Mens Ref. 6294 Handwound Watch - Stainless Steel & 18K Gold


Item No. 8832

Today's offering showcases this superior Certified Pre-Owned Rolex Oysterdate Precision with gold accents and original and uncommon Super Oyster crown. It is in gorgeous original condition.

It is one of the relatively few Rolex models to feature the short-lived Super Oyster crown which was produced for only three years and only installed on a some of the Oyster watches during that time.

The 6294 served as one of the early predecessors to the more commonly seen 6694. A stylish watch, it features a more mid-century look than some of the subsequent Oysterdates. And its gold dial accents give it a more dressed-up style than all steel models and make it work well with a wider range of both casual and business attire.

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.

Part of it current appeal is that with the ever-increasing prices of vintage Rolexes, they are among the more affordable options yet still have a date.

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 come 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 there patented Super Balance system and was even originally adjusted to two positions.

It is in gorgeous original condition - on the wrist is presents as mint. Our photos couldn't begin to do the watch justice!

Its case presents mint. One lug has to tiny blemishes and the bottom of two lugs show fairly light polishing. The rest of the case shows only light signs of previous polishing.

Its untouched original silver dial is just short of perfect mint with very slight loss of luminous.

A Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and timing testing and regulation (a $495 value).

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 and aftermarket Rolex style buckle 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.

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 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.

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Maker: Rolex
  • Model: Oysterdate, Ref. 6294
  • Serial no.: 990,449
  • Year made: Second quarter of 1954
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Date, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Its case presents mint. One lug has to tiny blemishes and the bottom of two lugs show fairly light polishing. The rest of the case shows only light signs of previous polishing. Our photos couldn't do the watch justice!
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter (excluding the crown by 42mm long lug tip to tip), 11mm thickness
  • Dial: Silver with gold dart and Arabic indexes in a desirable "Explorer" style configuration with numerals at the primary hours, signed Rolex Oysterdate Precision, outer minute/second track, aperture for the date, original and untouched, mint condition with very slight loss of luminous
  • Hands: Gold, luminous "alphas", blue steel lozenge sweep second hand, all original and untouched
  • Movement type: Cal. 740, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Superbalance, 2 adjustments, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator
  • Band: Calfskin leather strap, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with and 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. We also have a few vintage period Rolex bracelets in stock. Please inquire if you would like us to check to see if we have one for this watch.
  • Crystal: Acrylic, vintage, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, fully serviced by a Master Watchmaker making it ready for immediate enjoyment ($495 value).
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping time on par with a brand new Rolex in our testing position.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.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 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 - 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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