ROLEX OYSTER SHOCK RESISTING REF. 6082
The Rolex Oyster reference 6082 is a rather unusual reference made by Rolex in the 1950s. Its main features are the thin case, in-house hand-wound caliber, Super Oyster crown and screw-down caseback, radium Arabic numerals and hands. This reference was only made for a few years and was an excellent alternative for those looking for an elegant watch with a much thinner case profile than the Rolex “Bubbleback” watches. An unusual feature of the present Rolex Oyster 6082 is the presence of the inscription “Shock – Resisting” at 6 of the clock, to further enhance the resistance of Rolex watches to shocks and impacts.
This Rolex Oyster reference 6082 is a very well preserved example of this rare reference. The reference 6082 is a highly desirable vintage Rolex model that with its 34mm case diameter was quite large for the standards of the 1950s. The present example is even more collectible as it bears the inscription “Shock – Resisting” at 6 o’clock, which is a rare occurrence on these watches. The radium on the hands has left a charming light stain on the dial over time, something that is very common on watches with this luminous material on the hands. The overall condition is very good, the dial has a nice vintage patina, the case matches the original shapes, the movement works perfectly. All components are original and correct for the watch including dial, movement, case back, bezel. The watch comes with a later Rolex Oyster bracelet.
Year 1952, diameter 34mm, Serial Number 813,XXX.