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Rolex Oyster Precision 6426


Pre-Owned Rolex 34mm Oyster Precision, Silver Dial, Stainless Steel Bracelet, Ref. 6426

The Oyster Precision reference 6426 is powered by the manual wind, non-chronometer, caliber 1225.  A manual wind is an unusual movement for a Rolex watch, as the Rolex Oyster watches include a screw-down crown, which adds an extra step for regular winding.  Rolex moved to self-winding movements to avoid the possibility for people to forget to screw in the crown after winding, which would make the watch no longer water resistant.  While this is a thoughtful change, it soon becomes a habit to remember to screw in the crown after winding.  Many people believe this additional step is worth taking to have a manual winding vintage Rolex that is somewhat unique among Rolex watches.  At 34mm, it is on the smaller side for a modern watch, but the classic look of this vintage steel Rolex makes a strong wrist presence.  The smooth, stainless steel bezel also makes it wear larger.  With no date on the dial to distract the eye, this watch presents as a nicely balanced, classical timepiece.

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Band Material

Stainless Steel


Stainless Steel

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Stainless Steel

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1-Year Watchworks Guarantee


Manual Wind Mechanical


Screw Down Crown

Item ID0003258
Model #6426
Model NameOyster Precision
Year Producedca 1972
Serial Number36xxxxx


Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex so as to be pronounceable in any language as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The “Oyster” watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding “Perpetual” rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the “Datejust” became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to achieve what was never before been achieved have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed by its success.