Vintage Rolex Oysterdate Precision Ref.6694 c.1962

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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.
 On the wrist, it's a watch that will look as good today as it does fifty years from now and it's a watch you could wear daily without ever getting tired of it, featuring a timeless design with attractive and well-balanced simplicity.

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The Specs

Age:  1962
Reference: 6694
Serial Number: 7XXXXXX
Movement: Manual Wind with Date Function.
Calibre: 1225
Timekeeping: Keeping very good time.
Service History: Serviced July 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 marginally later (1968) Rolex Rivet Bracelet, Non Stretch. 60 end links.
Lug Width: 19mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Wonderful entry point Rolex.
- The best Value Rolex out there?
- Rolex Rivet Bracelet.
-  Excellent Quality Movement.
Nitty Gritty:
-Some very minor Scratches and dings throughout the Case and Bracelet.
- Bracelet is quite worn with a fair bit of give but will still do a Service.
Overall the Rolex is in good Vintage condition.
The Case and Bracelet have some small marks but nothing major at all. The Bracelet is quite tight for its age and nature.
Crown screws down nicely and tightly.
Crystal in good nick.
Bracelet will fit up to approx 7.5in 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.