ROLEX Oyster Semi Bubble Back ref. 6085 (1953)
Manufacturer - ROLEX
Year - 1953
Reference - 6085
Movement - Calibre 645
Case Serial - 855862
Material Stainless Steel with YG bezel - 34 mm not including crown
Case, movement, and dial signed
The original dial has turned a seductive peach salmon, and displays attractive and even patina throughout
The original yellow gold dauphine minute and hours hands and (original) blue steel centre second hands are in excellent condition
The case is very good for its age, with surface wear no more typical of a 70 year old watch
The watch comes fitted with a Rolex rivet bracelet ref. 7205 with 60 endlinks, stamped 70
This exceptionally rare watch has undergone a complete service by our trusted watchmaker, and is keeping excellent time. The automatic component of the movement whilst turning freely does not appear to generate sufficient power to run on the auto alone - the manual wind however sustains the watch for anywhere in the region of 36 to 48 hours. Renowned Rolex authority Mike Wood told me whilst in conversation on these watches, that the auto section of these early Oyster Perpetuals were more often than not removed by watchmakers by the 1960s altogether due to their temperamental nature - the entire LA 260 movement however is present (rare in itself), however as advised by mr Wood, this should be treated largely as a manual wind watch.
This is a rare timepiece indeed, and priced with the aforementioned in mind.