1974 Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 on Bracelet
Ref: 6426

1974 Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 on Bracelet
1974 Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 on Bracelet
1974 Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 on Bracelet
1974 Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 on Bracelet
1974 Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 on Bracelet
1974 Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 on Bracelet
1974 Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 on Bracelet
1974 Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 on Bracelet
1974 Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 on Bracelet
1974 Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 on Bracelet
1974 Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 on Bracelet
1974 Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 on Bracelet
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£2,395.00
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£2,295.00
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The Watch

Hans Wilsdorf founded Rolex in 1905 at the age of 24, along with Alfred Davis in London. In 1919 they moved their operation to Geneva, Switzerland. This move was brought about by high wartime taxes on Gold and Silver in the UK after the Great war 1914-1918. They were now closer to their suppliers in Bienne. 

The Rolex Oyster case was released in 1926. Marketed as the world's first “waterproof” watch. The notches on the bezel and case back meant they could be screwed down to the middle case with a special tool invented and manufactured by Rolex to hermetically seal the case. In 1927 a young swimmer Miss Mercedes Gleitz swam the English channel wearing the “Oyster”. Later in 1933 the team of the first expedition to fly over Everest wore them. It was also famously worn by Sir Malcolm Campbell, “King Of Speed”, on the 4th September 1935. An advert of the time made a big splash with him saying “The Rolex watch is still keeping perfect time- I was wearing it yesterday when Bluebird exceeded 300 mph” He broke the world land speed record 9 times between 1924 and 1936. 1931 saw the debut of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual, their first self-winding watch that was also water-resistant and dustproof. The Oyster Perpetual 1013 was first introduced in 1965.

Here we have a 1974 Rolex Oyster Precision 6426 has a 34.5mm stainless steel Oyster case. The slender case has a subtle curve towards the satin-finished lugs with a lug to lug length of 41.5mm and a thickness of 10mm ensuring a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, a signed screw-down crown. The polished chamfered bezel holds a domed crystal above a sunburst silver dial. An outer minute track with Tritium lume pips and applied bevel-edged gold-toned baton indexes marking the hours. Gold-toned sword hands are complemented by a tapered center second hand. Text is precisely printed with “Rolex Oyster” underneath the applied Rolex crown. At 6 o’clock you find printed “Precision”. On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back. Inside a Manually Wound Rolex Cal. 1225, 17 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on its original 19mm Oyster rivet bracelet with a signed folding clasp.

Points of Mention


This watch is sold as "Watch Only". The watch is paired with its original Oyster rivet bracelet with a signed folding clasp. The watch is from Circa. 1974, based on the serial numbers, and is sold in worn, vintage condition, but in overall very good condition as you can see. The dial with the gilding and luminance is in excellent condition. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

Personal Note


A classic and timeless Rolex, especially if you aren't afraid of wearing a 34mm, and believe me you shouldn't be afraid as they wear beautifully! Plus you save yourself a fair chunk of money for a Rolex Oyster on a bracelet and get the added bonus of it not looking like the stereotypical Rolex, more stealth when wearing and only those in the know would know, a true conversation starter.

Specification


Reference : 6426
Movement : Manually Wound Rolex Cal. 1225
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa. 1974
Case Size : 34.5mm
Case Thickness : 10mm
Lug to Lug : 41.5mm
Lugs :
 19mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty