1971 Rolex Oyster Classic Vintage Mens Handwound Watch, Stainless Steel


Item No. 6280

One of the more seldom seen classic vintage Rolex watches is the Oyster Precision 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.

And this Oyster Precision has a little larger diameter than an Oysterdate and Oyster Perpetual non-Datejust watches - it's diameter is just one millimeter smaller than a Datejust.

We are proud to offer this all-original example in superior condition.

Its case presents as virtually scratch-free. And its original and untouched silver linen dial is just short of perfect mint. Our watchmaker has disassembled the entire watch down to the last screw and freshly serviced it and replaced its waterproofing gaskets with new genuine Rolex seals. It winds smoothly and is keeping very 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.

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
  • Maker: Rolex
  • Serial no.: 2,645,374
  • Year made: c. 1971
  • Model: Ref. 6426, Oyster Precision
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: It presents as virtually scratch-free.
  • Dial: Silver linen with applied steel baton indexes, luminous dots evenly toned and darkened to a dark brown and matching the hands, and outer minute/second division, original, just short of perfect mint condition
  • Dimensions: 35mm diameter, 11mm thickness
  • Hands: Original, steel "batons"
  • Movement type: Signed Rolex, manually wound, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring
  • Band:  Rolex Oyster with "rivet" style links, fits a wrist up to approx. 7.5 inches, previously slightly shortened, presents very nicely - light signs of aging and fairly mild stretch and presents as virtually scratch-free. Please inquire if you need additional links. It takes a special link that we usually have in stock and requires fitting by our jeweler.
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, mint condition
  • Serviced by C.O.T.: Yes, our watchmaker has disassembled the entire watch down to the last screw and freshly serviced it and replaced its waterproofing gaskets with new genuine Rolex seals.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • 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 watchmakers both of whom each have over forty 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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