Rolex Oyster Date Ref. 6466

A perfect midsize.

The Rolex Oyster Date in 31mm may be considered perfect for those who think that the 34 and 36 mm Rolex models are too big and the 26 mm models may be regarded as too small. Therefore, this could be perfect if you seek that middle ground.

The midsize we show you here is not with an automatic movement but is wound by hand. The black glossy dial will look perfect under any circumstance. In combination with the folded Oyster strap, a variety of elegant toughness. In any case, rare and in beautiful condition.

We would love to tell you all about it in our boutique at Reestraat 3 Amsterdam.

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€ 3.900

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Brand Rolex
Diameter 31 mm
Model Oyster Date
Bracelet/strap: Steel
Reference 6466
Buckle/clasp Original steel folding clasp
Year of production (circa) 1980
Lug Width 17 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Black
Movement Hand-wound

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.

Of course it is of the utmost importance to get your purchase to your doorstep safely. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured worldwide.
We do our best to handle packages as soon as possible. This could take a max. of 3 working days. Note that the delivery times commence the day of dispatch.
Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by destination customs clearance processes, local duties and taxes, and items that are lost in transit. 
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Year of production (circa)






Dial color





31 mm




Original steel folding clasp

Lug Width

17 mm

Set Content

Watch only