Rolex OysterDate ref. #6094 Item #2498 Price $3225
Here we have an original condition Rolex OysterDate, ref #6094 with its original Oyster expansion bracelet. Other than some minor aging on the original dial (far better in person), the watch is in excellent, vintage condition. The date code on the inside of the caseback puts the date of manufacture at 1st quarter of 1953. The bracelet's is 1st qt of 54. The bracelet is also stamped "Rolex Swiss Made" and has to be one of the earliest expansion bracelet Rolex offered. Expansion bracelet simply means the links are spring-loaded. This makes for a very comfortable fit since it stretches as you move your wrist (see the very last photo).
We've owned this watch for some time just waiting to track down the correct sweep seconds hands. Someone had replaced the original with a much shorter hand and I wanted to bring it back to its original appearance. As you can see, the correct (original Rolex) hand was found and now the watch is correct and all original.
It has just undergone a full restoration. The movement was serviced including a new mainspring and crystal installed. The case and bracelet were ultrasonically cleaned, but no polishing or refinishing. It is original, as found. If course it has been worn and does show it. After all it is 64 years old. BUT, the condition is remarkable given that age. The bracelet shows more use then the watch case. That's to be expected.
Very rare to find these with their original Rolex Super Oyster crowns. Rolex only made the Super Oyster for a few years in the early 50's and since replacements have not been available for many decades, most have been replaced with the more common screw-down types. This one is original and looks great and works perfectly.
Stainless Steel 3-piece Oyster case, 34mm and fully signed.
Stainless steel expansion Oyster bracelet, fits up to a 7 3/4" wrist
Movement is a manual wind fully signed Rolex with 17 jewels and marked adj 2 positions.
Dial is off white and gold Dauphine hour and minutes hands (original aged luminous) and blued steel sweep seconds hand.
Original off-white date disc with all "red" numbers.
Crystal is plastic "domed".