Rolex Oyster Royal Ref. 6044 steel vintage wristwatch, circa 1950
A stainless steel mid-sized manually wound wristwatch with Super Oyster crown
A very handsome mid-century wristwatch, the dial of this Rolex has a wonderfully even patination which blends particularly well with its gilded Arabic numerals. This model features a distinctive scooped bezel and is fitted with Rolex’s ‘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. Super Oyster crowns were used for only a very short period of time in the early 1950s with production quickly reverting back to the screw-down Oyster in c.1953. Many of the Super Oyster crowns were replaced with screw-down crowns during later servicing and original examples 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.
[M] Rolex calibre 700 manually wound movement, lever escapement, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, ‘Super-Shock-Resist‘ [D] patinated silvered dial, raised gilded Arabic numerals, gilded feuille hands, black outer minute track, engine-turned subsidiary seconds [C] stainless steel case with integrated scooped bezel, down-turned lugs, Rolex Super Oyster crown, screw-down case back [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 32mm
Length including lugs: 39mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10.5mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 17mm
This watch has been fully 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.