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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6549 31 mm

Here we have something very special from 1966, by the brand with the crown…

This is an Oyster Perpetual, but not just any Oyster Perpetual. This example is executed in steel with a sigma polar dial on a folded Oyster bracelet. 31 mm , a comfortable size to wear.

The entire watch is in good condition. As if the 60+ years that have passed just never quite got a grip on this beauty. This Rolex Ref. 6549 is truly one of those watches you can fall

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Details
Brand Rolex
Movement Automatic
Model Oyster Perpetual
Diameter 31 mm
Reference 6549
Bracelet/strap: Steel
Year of production (circa) 1966
Lug Width 18 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Grey
Backstory

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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Brand

Rolex

Model

Reference

6549

Year of production (circa)

1966

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Grey

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

31 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Steel

Lug Width

18 mm

Set Content

Watch only