1961 Rolex Vintage Midsize Unisex 30mm Oysterdate Precision Ref. 6466 Date Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 7877

One of the desirable vintage Rolex watches right now is the Oysterdate Precision due to the fact that its understated and classic design contrast the busier look of some of the modern Rolex watches. It's a watch that is perfectly 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.

Today's offering showcases this 1961 midsize Rolex Oysterdate Precision. As a midsize watch it suits both a woman looking for a full size watch or a man looking for a smaller watch. The watch comes on a period correct Rolex Oyster "rivet" bracelet.

Our photos don't do it justice.

It is fully Rolex down to the dial, hands, winding crown, and Rolex bracelet and presents in beautiful condition.

Powering the watch is its original Rolex's handwound movement with date.

Its case presents as scratch-free. Its cream Rolex dial has previously been restored in vintage times. Its bracelet shows moderate stretch and its finish is scratch-free.

Its movement has been cleaned and oiled and is keeping accurate time.

For the finishing touch it has just been meticulously detailed 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 custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

Please note: Published examples of this model can be found in Osvaldo Patrizzi's work Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches, 2001 Edition, Vol. 2, p. 362.

  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Maker: Rolex
  • Model: Ref. 6466, Midsize Oysterdate Precision
  • Serial no.: 797,930
  • Year built: 1961
  • Designed for: Unisex
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Dial: Cream, signed Rolex, applied steel indexes, outer minute/second division, luminous hour dots, aperture for the date, clean, restored in vintage time
  • Hands: Original, steel "alphas"
  • Dimensions: 30mm diameter (excluding crown)
  • Movement type: Signed Rolex, manually wound, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating fla
  • Band: Period correct Rolex Oyster "rivet" bracelet, date stamped 1-72, stainless steel, polished and brushed, designed to fit a wrist of approx. just under 7 inches (measures 7 inches exactly with no wiggle room), adjustable, moderate stretch, scratch-free
  • Width between lugs: 17mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, cyclops magnifying lens, excellent condition
  • Servicing: Its movement has been cleaned and oiled and is keeping accurate time. 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.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year international 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


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