Rolex ‘Super’ Oyster Precision Ref. 6022 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1951
A stainless steel manually wound wristwatch with ‘Super Oyster’ crown
This Rolex model is fitted with a Rolex ‘Super Oyster’ crown. Introduced for a short period of time from c. 1951-1953, the Super Oyster crown was developed as an alternative water-resistant crown to the traditional screw-down crown that Rolex had first launched in 1926. However, any benefit offered by the Super Oyster crown was quickly perceived to be outweighed by the tried and tested water-resistance offered by the screw-down Oyster crown and production quickly reverted to the screw-down Oyster in c.1953. Many of the Super Oyster crowns were replaced with screw-down crowns during later servicing and examples of the Super Oyster models are becoming increasingly scarce. The Super Oyster crown acts in the same way as a standard crown and can be wound in the resting position.
The silvered dial of this watch is fully set with raised, gilded, Arabic numerals; there is patination and light scuffs and scratches to the dial.
[M] Rolex 10 1/2”’ calibre manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, Rolex Superbalance, 18,000 BPH [D] patinated silvered dial, raised gilded Arabic numerals, blued steel feuille minute and hour hands, gilded centre seconds, black outer minute track [C] two-piece stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with polished finish, chamfered bezel, Rolex Super Oyster crown, screw-down case back [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 39.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 13mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 19mm
This watch has been serviced by a Rolex trained and accredited watchmaker. All Black Bough watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee, Black Bough fitted presentation box and detailed Black Bough certificate.