Rolex Oyster Precision Ref. 6426 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1981
A stainless steel manually wound centre seconds wristwatch with grey dial and Rolex Oyster bracelet
This is a very handsome example of the classic Oyster Ref. 6426 which has a case diameter of 35mm. The watch has a smart, grey, satin finished dial – a colourway rarely found on this model. The dial is in great condition with a strong and rich tone. The stainless steel Rolex Oyster case has a smooth chamfered bezel and the watch is fitted with its original Rolex Oyster 78350 steel link bracelet. There are a three small indentations to the milling at the back of the case where the case back has been previously opened using an incorrect tool – the case and bracelet are otherwise in good condition. The 6.6 million serial number to the Oyster case and ‘F’ code to the bracelet both date the watch to 1981.
[M] Rolex calibre 1225 manually movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 21,600 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] grey satin finished dial, applied faceted baton numerals with broader ribbed batons at the quarter markers for 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, luminescent dots above, centre seconds, outer white 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 [B] stainless steel Rolex Oyster model 78350 bracelet, the links with satin finished surfaces and polished sides, adjustable folding clasp [S] case, dial, movement, crown and bracelet signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 41.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 19mm
Maximum bracelet length: 200mm
This watch has been serviced by a Rolex trained and accredited watchmaker and is sold with a one year guarantee, Black Bough leather watch pouch and detailed Black Bough certificate.