One of the more seldom seen classic vintage Rolex watches is the Shock-Resisting Oyster 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.
This uncommon reference, ref. 6480, made only for a limited amount of time in the '50's, served as the predecessor to the long running 6426 and 6427 models.
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 Shock-Resisting Oyster in gorgeous sympathetically 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 has all of its original parts down to all hands, uncommon Rolex + winding crown, and original Rolex Oyster "expanding rivet" bracelet. Generally these spring loaded bracelets are pretty shot, but this one is in wonderful condition with springs that spring strongly all the way back to keep the bracelet links secure.
It has just finished a true expertly done sympathetic restoration which sought to give the watch a gentle cosmetic lift while retaining all of its original parts and bringing its mechanical operation back to a high level. Its original hands show a nice patina.
It presents in gorgeous condition. Our photos couldn't do it justice.
Its case presents as mint with moderate signs of previous polishing. Its dial has been restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America.
As part of the restoration one of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Rolex parts, installing a new mainspring and gaskets, reassembling and lubricating the movement (a $695 value). It is running very strongly.
For the finishing touch, we have meticulously detailed it 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!
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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.: 211,928
Year made: Partially manufactured 4th quarter of 1956 and likely braceleted and sent to retailer in 1958.
Model: Ref. 6480, Oyster Shock-Resisting
Designed for: Men
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Presents as mint with moderate signs of previous polishing
Dial: Silver, signed Rolex Oyster Shock-Resisting, steel applied faceted dart indexes, outer 1/2 minute/second division, expertly restored
Dimensions: 34mm diameter,10.5 mm thickness
Hands: Original, steel "alphas", untouched, light original patina. Please contact us if you would like the patina removed.
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: Original, Rolex Oyster "rivet" bracelet with spring loaded links that can expand to fit a large wrist, date stamped 1/58, beautiful condition with strong springs.
Width between lugs: 19mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: As part of the restoration one of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Rolex parts, installing a new mainspring and gaskets, reassembling and lubricating the movement (a $695 value). It is running very strongly.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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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.