Rolex Oysterdate Precision
Stainless Steel, 1954

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This is a fascinating vintage Rolex.  We purchased it from the original owner, who bought it from the American PX Exchange in London in 1954.  The gentleman was in the U.S. military, stationed in Europe during the Korean War.  While on leave on weekend, he decided to splurge on a nice new Rolex watch.  And he's enjoyed it over the decades.  He told us that he thought he paid around $85 for it.  That turned into a pretty good investment!

This is a 34mm case size, made in stainless steel.  He had the bracelet shortened, lost the extra 2-3 links that were removed.  So the bracelet only fits a small mans wrist size.  The bracelet is the old riveted link style.  Measuring 17.8mm and tapering to 12.3mm near the clasp.

The watch was serviced about 2019 and keeps decent time.  After servicing, he put it in a drawer and didn't wear it.  Looks fairly accurate as the reconditioned bracelet and case have only a few light scratches.

He also had this watch serviced back in 1968.  He kept the repair certificate from Rolex.  Pretty cool.  The watch also has the old Rolex booklet.  The box is a newer one, but we felt this watch does need an official Rolex box and we had an extra one.

The watch is stamped inside the lugs with the serial number 46196 and on the other side BREVET 6497.  "Brevet" means Swiss Patent.  The movement number is 6497.

Because the bracelet is short, we are also including a black leather strap.  So you can choose which one to wear.

The dial is cream with gold colored hour markers.  The dial shows some original patina.  

We hope this beautiful Rolex vintage watch gets a wonderful new second home.

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Model Number: 6497 Serial Number: 46196 Date: 1954-1955 Condition: Good :

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