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14k Yellow gold
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold Ref. 6619
They say you cannot buy style. Well, if you were to give it a try, this would be a very good place to start!
Here we have a stunning 26mm Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref. 6619 in American spec, meaning 14k yellow gold. It is fitted with a hollow-link European spec President bracelet, 18k yellow gold.
A full yellow gold Rolex with gold dial can be a little overwhelming. Not this one. Due to its diminutive size and super clean execution, it remains modest and tasteful.
Just have a look at the nearly empty dial. No text at six. No frills, no embellishments. And why would there be if this watch covers the basics so perfectly? This Oyster Perpetual from 1970 is a perfect example of how a base model (meaning no complications) can be extremely attractive. From a design perspective, it might even be better than any complicated version.
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The Oyster Perpetual models by Rolex offer the purest, distilled form of Rolex magic. No complications, no frills. Just that superb quality we know and love from the house in simple, three-hand wristwatches.
The name Oyster Perpetual refers to two important Rolex technologies present in the watch. Oyster indicates the presence of several water-proofing technologies such as a screw-down crown and a screw-in case back. (Of course, any vintage watch should be treated as not water-resistant). Perpetual refers to a rotor-powered self-winding movement, which will be perpetually wound when worn. The nomenclature is a strong nod to Rolex history, as the Oyster case was patented in 1926 and their perpetual movement in 1931.
Note how many Rolex model names start with Oyster Perpetual and follow with a third specification, such as Datejust or Submariner. The lack of such additional labels indicate we are dealing with a no-complications, time-only Rolex.
A popular OP reference is the 1002. A clean, minimalist every day watch in a 34mm case. Its smooth bezel and Oyster bracelet, combined with a nice silver dial make it pretty much the most timeless and versatile watch you could dream of. A non-chronometer version with a different dial was sold as the Ref. 5500 Air-King.
Up until today, a whole range of different dial colors and sizes are available in the Oyster Perpetual range, so there is likely something to suit you. If it is a timeless, simple watch, made to the absolute highest standards you are after, the OP should not be underestimated.
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