1967 Rolex Oysterdate Precision (Ref. 6694) Silver Dial
If you know, you know. Initially released in the early ‘50s with the ref. 6094, the Rolex Oysterdate Precision was designed as a simple, manually-wound, entry-level alternative to Rolex’s recently released Datejust and Date models, featuring a 34mm case and little more than a date complication for features and ornamentation.
After a few iterations in between, Rolex perfected the Oysterdate in the minds of many with the ref. 6694. Featuring an upgraded 17-jewel cal. 1225 movement, this was the model’s final iteration, but also its longest living version, with a production run that stretched nearly 30 years, until it was finally discontinued in the late ‘80s.
This ref. 6694 is a fantastic example of that final iteration, featuring a beautiful grey dial and original stainless steel oyster bracelet. It’s a great way to get your Rolex story started or a fantastic next addition to any collection.
|Bracelet||Rolex 7205 Oyster Rivet Bracelet W/ 60 End Pieces|
The strong case retains full and symmetrical lugs that show minimal signs of previous polishing and light signs of use. The smooth stainless steel bezel is in excellent vintage condition with some signs of use present at its 11 o'clock position. The Rolex 7205 Oyster-Rivet bracelet with 60 end pieces retains 11 links with minimal stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/4 inch wrist.
The silver sunburst dial is in well-preserved vintage condition and has a subtle warmth that contributes to the overall aesthetic. The tritium lume plots all remain present on the dial with no degradation when inspected under U.V. light, the lume plots have aged to a handsome yellow patina. The original tritium hands have aged a shade lighter than the dial, but coordinate nicely and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.