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Oyster Precision Speedking
Oyster Precision Speedking
Oyster Precision Speedking
Oyster Precision Speedking
Oyster Precision Speedking

Oyster Precision Speedking


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Rolex was founded in 1902 by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf and Davis. He founded the watch making company in London where they specialized in importing Hermann Aegler's quality movements and then placing them in quality watch cases made by companies such as Dennison. The duo distributed the timepieces to jewelers that added their names to the wristwatches.

Some of the earliest watches produced were often stamped with "W&D" on the inside of the caseback. 1908 was a big year for the company. Wilsdorf registered "Rolex" as a trademark and opened their first Switzerland office in La Chaux-de-Fonds. It has been said that Wilsdorf wanted his brand to be easy to pronounced in any language. The word "Rolex" was also said to sound like a watch being wound according to Wilsdorf. Dispelling the myth that wristwatches are not accurate, Rolex sent its first movement to the School of Horology in Bienne in 1910, one of the early timekeeping institutes. Rolex was awarded the world’s first wristwatch chronometer rating. With the rating, Rolex overcame the first challenge to keep accurate time.

The other two challenges were keeping wristwatches water tight, and to be autowinding. Further proving the accuracy of well-built wristwatch movements, Rolex was awarded the “Class A Certificate of Precision” from the Kew Observatory in England, the first certificate awarded to a wristwatch.

This watch is a Precision Speedking with a deep black dial and timeless Rolex style. Enquire for more details.


Model Number: 6430
Year: 1981
Scope of delivery: Part box, International Guarantee, Service Papers, Links
Condition: (2) Excellent
Condition Detail: Excellent condition with original box and guarantee
Movement: Mechanical (Manual-Winding)
Case Width: 29mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Lug Type: Normal
Lug Width: 16mm
Strap Length: 136mm bracelet, 29mm case, one spare link
Strap Material: Stainless steel
Complications: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Review Credit: Watch Doctor