Here at analog/shift, we have a passion for timepieces with tradition, style and value. When these elements combine, an icon is formed,and it is hard to get more iconic than the brand with the big crown - Rolex.
When you think of Rolex, your first thoughts may be to their unforgettable GMT Master with its two-tone "Pepsi" bezel, the aviator's timepiece designed with Pan-Am pilots and transatlantic jet flights in mind. Or it might go to the form-follows-function Explorer I, the watch designed for mountaineers and tested under the most extreme conditions on earth. But it probably goes to the Submariner, the legendary diver by which all others are measured.
There's no denying that a Rolex Submariner is one of the most iconic watches of the last 60 years, but the same can easily be said about its diminutive siblings in the Oyster series. Designed for everyday wear, these timepieces were made as high grade affordable gentleman's watches in an era when owning a Swiss watch from any brand - never mind a Rolex - was a privilege far fewer could attain than today.
With perfect portions, a robust manually winding movement and timeless styling, the Oyster may simply be the most versatile and wearable watches ever designed. This particular model, an Oyster Precision Reference 6426 dates from approximately 1971 and features a classic 35mm steel Oyster case, textured silver linen dial and a smooth steel bezel. Unlike other models in the Oyster line, Precision models feature a high grade manually wound mechanical movement, giving them an added element of vintage charm along with a thinner case profile which makes in infinitely wearable.
This is a simply stunning vintage piece, and is arguably the only watch a modern gentleman would ever need. Rarely found with their complete kit, this example also includes its original Oyster Bracelet, presentation box, and guarantee paperwork.
A special example of a terrific vintage timepiece, plain and simple!