Rolex 'Super' Oyster Precision Ref. 6022 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1951
Rolex 'Super' Oyster Precision Ref. 6022 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1951
Rolex 'Super' Oyster Precision Ref. 6022 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1951
Rolex 'Super' Oyster Precision Ref. 6022 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1951
Rolex 'Super' Oyster Precision Ref. 6022 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1951
Rolex 'Super' Oyster Precision Ref. 6022 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1951
Rolex 'Super' Oyster Precision Ref. 6022 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1951
Rolex 'Super' Oyster Precision Ref. 6022 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1951
Rolex 'Super' Oyster Precision Ref. 6022 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1951
Rolex 'Super' Oyster Precision Ref. 6022 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1951

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.

Technical details

[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

Measurements

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.

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Description

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.

Technical details

[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

Measurements

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.

£1,275.00 [Sold]