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Rolex Oyster
VINTAGE Rolex Oyster Speedking White 31mm Stainless Steel Manual 6420 Watch
$1,793
+ $149 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision 36mm BIG size
$2,890
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Rolex Oyster
6480
$1,600
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
Certified
6423
$2,975
+ $75 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision
$3,250
+ $50 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Royal Shock Resisting
$4,950
+ $125 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Royal
$2,242
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Rolex Oyster
Vintage Oyster Precision Manual Ref. 6427 Rolex Box
$3,200
+ $80 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
6424
$3,000
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
Precision 6410 Manual 25mm ladies c.1970
$1,650
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
6424 Jumbo
$3,545
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
Precision 36mm neuwertig
$3,798
Excl. shipping
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Speedking 6420 with box. New crocodile leather strap.
$1,750
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Rolex Oyster
6427 Oyster Precision Serviced 34mm Rivet Oyster Bracelet Engine Turned Bezel
$3,192
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Rolex Oyster
Vintage Oyster Precision 6480 Manual Wind Compass Dial Watch 1958
$6,900
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Rolex Oyster
Veriflat Big Coronet
$4,900
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
VINTAGE Rolex Oyster Speedking White 31mm Stainless Steel Manual Wind 6420 Watch
$1,793
+ $149 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Raleigh
$1,800
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Rolex Oyster
Vintage 36mm Silver Dial Stick OYSTER QUARTZ NO-DATE Watch Head Ref 6424
$3,299
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Rolex Oyster
Speedking Ref.6420 vintage watch 1950s manual winding Cal.1210
$2,232
+ $45 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Speedking Precision | Ref.6020 - circa 1952
$2,022
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Rolex Oyster
6282
$1,698
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
Certified
Speedking 6056 Bubbleback 30mm Vintage 1952
$2,899
+ $49 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
speedking precision
$2,142
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Rolex Oyster
2081
$3,999
+ $42 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision
$1,281
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Rolex Oyster
Certified
'Turtle Timer' Military watch for the Canadian market
$8,240
+ $220 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision
$2,431
+ $87 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Royal Ref. 6427
$3,350
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
6420
$2,033
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
PRECISION vintage watch Ref.6427 Engine turned bezel 1965 Cal.1225
$2,316
+ $45 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Date
$2,277
+ $129 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
36 mm Oyster Precision Ref. 6424 Handaufzug 1963 oversized ETUI no hole
$3,241
+ $219 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Vintage Oyster Precision Manual Ref. 6223 Circa 1950's
$4,000
+ $80 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
1941 Rolex Oyster Salmon 30mm Arabic Manual Winding Stainless Steel Watch 2280
$2,293
+ $149 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision Turtle - Time
$2,747
+ $98 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
6480
$1,923
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Rolex Oyster
Certified
Speedking 30mm White Dial Vintage 1951
$3,299
+ $49 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
1960s Ladies Oyster Precision Factory Silver Baton Dial 6410 Box And Warranty
$2,594
+ $130 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision Speedking
$2,197
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Rolex Oyster
Precision ladies Ref.6410 vintage watch 1964 Cal.1310
$1,611
+ $45 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
6244
$2,594
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Rolex Oyster
Precision
$5,141
+ $87 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision
$3,186
+ $110 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision
$3,076
+ $165 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision Cal. 1225 Black Dial 34mm - Ref.6427 - Vintage 1950s - Serviced 2022
$5,483
+ $76 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Vintage Oyster Precision White Honeycomb Dial S/Steel 34mm 6480 (1954)
$3,397
+ $113 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision
$4,285
+ $275 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
オイスター ロイヤル Ref.6244 アンティーク品 ユニセックス 腕時計
$1,909
+ $323 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Chevron dial
$3,845
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Rolex Oyster
Precision
$1,139
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Rolex Oyster
Ref.3478 "Gold Filled"
$2,135
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Rolex Oyster
SPEEDKING 6220 40's
$2,736
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Rolex Oyster
Speedking
$3,495
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'Blank Dial Commando'
$42,895
+ $109 for shipping
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Speedking midsize oyster ref 6420
$4,050
+ $75 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
34 mm Oyster Precision Handaufzug Ref. 6427 vintage 1970 Stahlband ETUI
$3,241
+ $219 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision 3-6-9
$11,536
+ $220 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
speedking precision
$2,275
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Rolex Oyster
Precision
$1,352
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Rolex Oyster - The OG of All Modern Rolex Watches

The Rolex Oyster was the first watch from the Geneva-based manufacturer to feature the water-resistant Oyster case, and almost all modern Rolex classics are based on its design.

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As Waterproof as an Oyster

The Rolex Oyster celebrated its premiere in 1926 and owes its name to the special construction of its case, which consists of a middle section with a screw-down back and bezel, and a crown with a screw thread, all of which – just like the mollusk for which it was named – hermetically protects the watch against the ingress of water and dust.

To this day, Rolex equips almost all of its watches with an Oyster case. In this sense, all Rolex watches belong to the Oyster family, except for timepieces in the Cellini and 1908 collections.

Which models belong to the Rolex Oyster collection?

The Oyster collection includes the original Rolex Oyster, Oyster Royal, Oyster Speedking, and Oyster Precision. What all these watches have in common is that they are vintage timepieces powered by manual calibers. Another common feature is their relatively small size by today's standards, ranging from 22 to 36 mm, making them perfect unisex watches.

The differences between each series are subtle. The Rolex Oyster Royal, for example, was one of the first wristwatches to feature a central seconds hand, while the Oyster Speedking has a rather sportier look. The design of the Oyster Precision, on the other hand, is very similar to that of modern Rolex watches like the Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, and Day-Date.

What's the Rolex Oyster made of?

Older models of the Rolex Oyster from the 1930s and '40s are primarily made of yellow or rose gold, while more modern versions, especially the Oyster Precision, are usually made of stainless steel.

What's the difference between the Oyster and the Oyster Perpetual?

The Oyster Perpetual has been an independent collection since 1950. Its design is similar to that of the Oyster Precision, but Rolex equips the Oyster Perpetual with an automatic movement. Both watches are made of stainless steel and represent an excellent entry point into the world of Rolex.

The Oyster Perpetual is popular with Rolex fans because of its relatively low price. The watch comes in sizes ranging from 28 to 41 mm, which means there's a version to fit every wrist. Rolex also allows wearers to choose from a wide selection of dial options, with colors ranging from standard black, white, or silver to red, green, blue, pink, and turquoise. The line also offers the "Celebration Dial," which resembles colorful confetti.


How much does a Rolex Oyster cost?

Prices for a vintage Rolex Oyster range from about 1,000 to 4,400 USD. At the low end of this spectrum are stainless steel models such as the Oyster Precision ref. 6410, while older gold models like ref. 2081 sit at the high end.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is the modern alternative to these vintage models. Depending on the variant, plan to spend between 7,400 and 18,000 USD for a mint-condition timepiece from the current collection.


Rolex Oyster: Prices at a Glance

Model, reference number Price (approx.) Size, material
Oyster Precision, 6410 1,470 USD 24 mm, stainless steel
Oyster Speedking, 6056 1,650 USD 30 mm, stainless steel
Oyster Royal, 4444 2,700 USD 32 mm, stainless steel
Oyster, 2081 4,200 USD 32.5 mm, stainless steel, gold-plated
Oyster Perpetual 41, 124300 9,400 USD 41 mm, stainless steel

FAQs

What does "Oyster" mean?

The "Oyster" is a special case design developed by Rolex in the 1920s to make watches water- and dustproof. The main feature of these watches is that the case back, bezel, and crown are all screwed down to the case.

What's the wait time for a Rolex Oyster?

Since the Rolex Oyster is a vintage watch, models are only found on the secondary market. On Chrono24, more than 100 well-maintained specimens are always available for immediate purchase. Depending on the model, waiting times for modern successor collections such as the Oyster Perpetual can be several months in brick-and-mortar stores.