1957 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Mens Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 6127SH

Today's offering showcases this uncommon Rolex Oyster Perpetual model #6552 encased in stainless steel. The Oyster Perpetual clearly demonstrates the qualities associated with Rolex watches: precision, reliability, durability, and class.

It has a classic look with a desirable Explorer style 3,6,9 honeycomb dial and is powered by a caliber 1030 "butterfly rotor" movement.

The bracelet has previously been upgraded to a newer heavier style Rolex Oyster bracelet. The original Oyster case presents nicely case. The black dial has been previously refinished.

The case back shows numerous hand-engraved watchmakers marks as well as service marks from Rolex in New York showing an extensive service history.

Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement. It is running strong and true.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Model: Reference 6552
  • Year made: c. 2nd quarter of 1957
  • Serial no.: 297,954
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Automatic
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Presents as excellent. Has quite a few spots of pitting around the edge of the back.
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 12mm thick
  • Dial: Gloss black with applied steel Arabic indexes at the primary hours, luminous hour dots, outer minute/second track, previously refinished (with later period style chronometer wording)
  • Hands: Steel "batons"
  • Movement type: Cal. 1030, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring
  • Jewels: 26 rubies
  • Band: Later period Rolex Oyster bracelet, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 7 3/8 inches, adjustable, near mint plus condition
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Crystal: Acrylic, mint condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com 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.

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


Category: Auto, Mens, Rolex, Stainless Steel


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