1974 Rolex Oysterdate Precision (Ref. 6694) Grey 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 mid-70s 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 78350 Oyster Bracelet W/ 557 End Pieces|
The iconic oyster case in stainless steel is in excellent condition and has been lightly polished with long, thick lugs that remain crisp and show light signs of use. It retains its original Rolex-signed crown. The case back is clean, showing minimal signs of use. The original Rolex 78350 Oyster bracelet with 557 end pieces retains 11 links that show almost no stretch and will fit up to a 7 inch wrist.
The deep grey dial has a strong sunburst effect and exhibits no blemishes or age. The tritium lume plots and original tritium hands have aged to a charming yellow coloration, under U.V. light inspection there is no degradation present in the dial or hands. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.
None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.