Rolex Oyster Precision Ref. 6424 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1966
A large sized stainless steel manually wound centre seconds wristwatch
Measuring 36mm in diameter, this is one of the largest of the vintage, time only, Rolex Oyster models. The very handsome silvered dial has lozenge shaped indexes at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock and are interspersed by tapered faceted indexes. Reference 6424 is similarly styled to the Ref. 6426, however the 6424 is considerably rarer and has a number of distinctive features. First, in size terms, not only does the 6424 have a large case diameter of 36mm, but the overall length (including lugs) measures 43mm, this compares to the 41.5mm of the 6426 reference. Unlike the ref. 6426, the 6424’s lugs are un-pierced to the outside of the case, leaving an unbroken sweep to the polished case sides and are designed to take a 20mm wide strap. The larger case back of the 6424 is also shaped differently with a central satin finished circle surrounded by a broad polished chamfer – this compares to the flat polished back of the 6426. And finally, the lug gauge is a larger 20mm width.
[M] Rolex calibre 1215 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, Kif shock absorber, 18,000 BPH [D] silvered dial, applied indexes with faceted lozenges at the quarters and tapered indexes at the intervening hours, luminescent dots above, luminescent baton hands (please note that luminescence will have naturally dulled with age), centre seconds, black outer track for minutes/seconds [C] stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with polished finish, smooth chamfered bezel, the tops of the lugs with satin finish, screw-down Rolex crown and case back [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 36mm
Length including lugs: 43mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
Lug gauge/strap width: 20mm
All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch is accompanied by a Black Bough leather watch pouch and card outer box.