With its three hands, date display, date magnifier, and timeless design, the Oysterdate Precision 6694 is markedly restrained in form and function, a watch reduced to the bare essentials. The Genevan manufacturer produced the Oysterdate Precision from the early 1960s to the late 80s and fitted it with the Rolex caliber 1210 or 1225, depending on the year. The model is the last three-hand Rolex to come with a hand-wound movement – a fact that gives the watch a real vintage flair.
During this decades-long run, Rolex produced a series of different editions that vary primarily in dial color and marker type. Initially, black and silver sunburst dials were especially popular, but later, the Oysterdate collection grew to include a line of colorful versions with green, blue, yellow, and pink dials. The applied makers are primarily bar or line indices, but dials featuring Roman or Arabic numerals are also available.
The Oysterdate Precision has a 34-mm Oyster case made of stainless steel, stainless steel and gold (two-tone), or even 18-karat yellow gold, depending on the edition. With its moderate diameter, the watch was almost predestined to become a unisex model. The timepiece features an acrylic crystal with a date magnifier at 3 o'clock. The crown is not screwed down, but the watch was nevertheless originally water-resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft). Because of its age, the water resistance should definitely be checked before making a purchase.
Reasons to Buy a Rolex Oysterdate Precision 6694
- Affordable entry point into the world of Rolex
- At 34 mm across, it's an ideal unisex watch
- Last three-hand Rolex with manual winding
- A wide range of dial colors