1959 Rolex Oysterdate Ref. 6494

Sold for: $3,000.00


The Reference

Early Rolex Oysterdate references make some of the best entry points into the vintage Rolex world. You get a watch from a storied manufacturer with an in-house movement, a date wheel with roulette date disc, water-resistant Oyster case, hand-winding movement, timeless looks, and the ability to wear it with a classic steel Oyster bracelet or a leather (or other) strap. This particular example comes across as very honest with all of its correct components and a stretch rivet bracelet that shows almost no stretch. If this is your first vintage Rolex it will put you on the right track to understand what quality vintage looks like without having to sell a kidney to acquire it.


The Case and Bracelet

The 34mm stainless steel case is in great condition having previously been polished and has light wear from use. The 7205 stretch rivet bracelet is in matching great condition and features 12 links, 60 end links, and a clasp stamped 3 56. The bracelet shows almost no stretch. The crown, crystal, and caseback are all correct for the watch and in matching great condition.


The Dial and Hands

This watch features a very good light tropical cream “Swiss only” dial with yellow gold arrowhead markers, blued steel second hand, roulette date disk, and original Dauphine hands. We have come across several examples of this dial and all of them have significant patina and points to the material quality of the dial finish.


The Movement

This watch features a manually wound Rolex caliber 1210 manual winding movement with 17 jewels. The watch is running well and the service history is not known.


Seller ozabar
Auction Number 436
Location New York City
Brand Rolex
Model Oysterdate
Reference Number 6494
Movement Manual, Rolex Cal. 1210
Year 1959
Dial Cream (patina)
Case Width 34mm
Case Material Stainless Steel
Band Material Stainless Steel
Clasp Type Deployant
Original Box No
Original Papers No
Seller Type Individual

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Product sold for buy now price: $3,000.00

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid
AcornP March 9, 2022 1:08 pm $2,000.00
Jonathan Fawkes March 9, 2022 1:06 pm $1,600.00
AcornP March 8, 2022 2:12 pm $1,500.00
watchhunter7654 March 8, 2022 1:58 pm $1,200.00
AcornP March 8, 2022 11:12 am $1,000.00
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Sold for: $3,000.00

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