Vintage Rolex Oysterdate Black Dial Ref 6694. c.1961

Regular price £2,450.00

Shipping calculated at checkout.
The Watch

As Rolex prices continue to Soar, the Datejust, the Submariner, the Sea-Dweller, the GMT-Master, the Daytona, and even the Explorer these days are way beyond the average Joe with a dream of sporting a Rolex. Luckily the answer lies in the Reference 6694.
.
The Rolex Oysterdate Precision 6694 is a quiet classic, an unsung hero, and an affordable entry point into what often seems like the most exclusive club in watchmaking. 
.
The Oyster Case is sized 34.5mm diameter, these 34.5mm cases were long considered to be less desirable than larger models from the company, but over the past few years, this has changed quite drastically. As size preferences have skewed slightly smaller, appreciation of these 34.5mm Oysters has risen thanks to an extremely comfortable on-the-wrist feel.
.
 The simply stunning Black Dial, has gone a little tropical with wear and a sort of chocolate patina that just cannot be replicated. On the Wrist it is a joy to wear and is suitable for all occasions.
.

View this Oyster in a video: here
.

The Specs

Age:  1961
Reference: 6694
Serial Number: 72XXXXX
Movement: Manual Wind with Date Function.
Calibre: 1225
Timekeeping: Keeping good time.
Service History: Serviced October 2022
Dial: Original Rolex Factory Dial.
Case: All Stainless Steel
Measurements: Without/With Crown: 34.5mm/37.4mm End of lug to lug: 41.8mm
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Correct Crystal fitted during Service.
Crown: Original.
Strap/Bracelet: On a Rolex Rivet Bracelet, Non Stretch. 57 end links. Probably Original. Replacement folding clasp.
Lug Width: 19mm


Getting Acquainted

.
Bits that stand out:
- Wonderful entry point Rolex.
- That Chocolatey Patina's Dial. 
- Rolex Rivet Bracelet.
-  Excellent Quality Movement.
.
Nitty Gritty:
-Some very minor Scratches and dings throughout the Case and Bracelet.
- Bracelet is fairly worn with some give but will still do a Service.
-Replacement Folding Clasp.
- Remnants of an engraving on the Clasp Cover. 
.
Overall the Rolex is in good Vintage condition.
The Case is in good vintage order.
The Bracelet is in fair condition for its age with some give. There are the remnants of an old engraving to the Original Rolex Clasp cover. The folding clasp is a replacement.
Crown screws down nicely and tightly.
Crystal in good nick.
Bracelet will fit up to approx 7.75in Wrist, with no spare links,
The Dial is in good Vintage Order, with a few age related marks and looks absolutely fantastic on the Wrist.
.
Fantastic everyday Rolex and Investment.