Rolex Oyster 1951
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About this watch
A distinct-looking, seldom seen, Rolex Oyster 1951. This watch features a white dial with blue batons and raised, gilded, arabic gold hour markers, elegantly off-set by a stainless steel rivet bracelet with internal springs that allow for stretch.
Oyster brand markings can be found in several places on the watch: below the 12 ‘o’ clock mark; on the watch winder; on the inside back of the case; and on the mechanisms of the watch itself. On the crown, above the 6 ‘o’ clock mark, the watch is noted as being shock-resistant — this was one of the early shock-resistant Rolex models.
Reference 6082, it has a hand wound movement, is high-grade caliber 710 movement with 15 jewels.
Fully serviced and regulated, this classic, understated, Rolex watch is in an all-original condition and keeps very good time.
The ‘Super Oyster’ crown (as referenced on the winder) was briefly introduced from 1951-1953. It was produced as an alternative water-resistant crown from that of the traditional screw-down version, launched by Rolex in 1926. However, in the longer term Rolex reverted back to their traditional screw-down, deciding that any benefits offered by the new version were outweighed by that of the old.
The Photos Shown Are From The Actual Watch For Sale. The watch is working well.