Vintage Rolex Oysterdate Precision Ref.6694 c.1974

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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 35mm diameter, these 35mm 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 35mm Oysters has risen thanks to an extremely comfortable on-the-wrist feel.
This example has a wonderful "Slate Grey" Dial, which is in wonderful condition. 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:  1974
Reference: 6694
Serial Number: 3XXXXXX
Movement: Manual Wind with Date Function.
Calibre: 1225
Timekeeping: Keeping very good time.
Service History: Serviced June 2022
Dial: Original Rolex Slate Grey Factory Dial.
Case: All Stainless Steel
Measurements: Without/With Crown: 35mm/38mm End of lug to lug: 42.1mm
Bezel: Wonderful Engine Turned Bezel.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Original
Crown: Original.
Strap/Bracelet: Original 7835/357
Lug Width: 19mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Wonderful Slate Grey Dial.
- The best Value Rolex out there?
- Original Bracelet.
-  Excellent Quality Movement.
Nitty Gritty:
-Some very minor Scratches 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 has a fair bit of give and is worn.
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 fantastic Vintage Order and looks absolutely fantastic on the Wrist.
Fantastic everyday Rolex and Investment.