Today's offering features an uncommon Connoisseur of Time Certified Pre-Owned ref. 6605 Datejust made in 1959. Produced in limited numbers in the mid-1950's, these early Datejust model watches are very fine and desirable.
Featuring clean lines and a sharp look, this watch embodies Rolex's timeless class. To us, when it comes to elegance and refinement, the Rolex "pie-pan" dial models from the late 50's through the '60's and '70's were front-runners of the period.
Housed in one of Rolex's large, water-tight Oyster cases, the wristwatch offered its owner protection against water, dust, and perspiration. Inside the case Rolex placed their robust officially certified chronometer Cal. 1065 automatic movement.
The watch has a great classic early Datejust look and the differences between standard 1601's and this watch can be judged on the wrist.
It is in pleasing condition.
Its stainless steel case with finely fluted bezel is in better than excellent condition. Its untouched original silver "pie pan" dial with baton indices is in excellent condition with light aging and has gently warmed to a very light sepia tone. Its hands and crown are all original. Its Rolex Jubilee bracelet is later period. It has a couple of light pin prick indentions in the clasp - otherwise it presents as just short of mint with very little stretch.
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 inspected the watch and performed any needed servicing. It is running strong and true.
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 similar watch was published in “Rolex: Collecting Modern and Vintage Wristwatches Vol. 1”, by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore, edition 2006, page 298.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 495,772
Year built: Third quarter of 1959
Model: Reference 6605, Datejust
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Date, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (inside): Rolex S.A, Switzerland, Patented, Stainless Steel, 6605, III 59
Case condition: Better than excellent with light signs of previous polishing
Dial: Silver pie-pan, applied steel baton indexes, luminous hour dots, 1/2 second outer markings, aperture for the date, original and untouched excellent with light aging and light toning. The date window displays just slight off-center toward the top of the window.
Hands: Original, steel luminous "dauphines"
Movement type: Cal. 1065, rhodium plated, 25 jewels, adjusted to five positions and temperature, straight-line lever escapement, shock absorber, self-compensating blued steel Breguet balance spring
Jewels: 25 rubies
Band: Rolex Jubilee bracelet, later period, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 7.7 inches, adjustable. It has a couple of light pin prick indentions in the clasp - otherwise it presents as just short of mint with very little stretch.
Width between lugs: 20mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, 'cyclops' magnifying date window, vintage, excellent condition
Serviced: 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 inspected the watch and performed any needed servicing.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running strong and true.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email email@example.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 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
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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.
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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.
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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.