|Model:||Oysterdate – Ref 6694|
|Year:||1st quarter 1971|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||34mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||41mm|
Rolex Oysterdate with ref 6694 from the first quarter of 1971. The watch has a round dial with black color. The watch has silver batons for hours and dots on each end. The hands are in silver with “stick” shape. Luminous is good on both batons and dots. The date comes at 3 o’clock. The crown has the Rolex logo. It is a screw back case with reference 6694 - dated 1.71. It is engraved inside “Montres Rolex SA – Geneva – Switzerland Patented – Stainless Steel – 6694 – 1.71”. The watch has a Manual wind movement with caliber Rolex 1225. The watch comes with an original stainless steel Rolex band with double deployment buckle “Patented and Swiss made”.
In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf founded in London “ Wilsdorf & Davis” a wholesaler company. The same year, he signed a contract to distribute the Aegler wristwatches brand in UK. In 1908, he creates his own brand called “Rolex” abbreviation of “Rolling Export”. In 1914, Wilsdorf won a class “A” rating certificate from the Kew observatory in England. In 1914, “Les Fils de jean Aegler become Rolex Watch Co. Aegler SA, Manufacture d’Horlogerie”. In 1920, Wilsdorf founded “Montres Rolex SA” in Geneva. In 1926, he patented a watchcase with a screw down crown. In 1927 the “Oyster” was born when Mercedes Gleitze crossed the Channel in 15 hours and 15 minutes. In 1931, came the “Perpetual”, then the “Datejust” in 1945. Since 2000, Rolex makes its own movements and produce over 700,000 watches a year many being iconic like the Daytona, Submariner or the Prince to name a few.
Manual wind with sweeps second date movement with caliber Rolex 1225 with 17 jewels, 21,600 A/h and 58 hours of power reserve.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 41mm