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Rolex Oyster
Precision 36mm neuwertig
AED13,920
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Rolex Oyster
Vintage Oyster Precision 6480 Manual Wind Compass Dial Watch 1958
AED26,050
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Rolex Oyster
6282
AED6,313
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Rolex Oyster
VINTAGE Rolex Oyster Speedking White 31mm Stainless Steel Manual 6420 Watch
AED6,769
+ AED1,884 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
SPEEDKING 6220 40's
AED9,415
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Rolex Oyster
speedking precision
AED8,017
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Rolex Oyster
Precision 36mm BIG size
AED10,911
+ AED566 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
6420
AED6,784
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
Date
AED8,372
+ AED476 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
PRECISION vintage watch Ref.6427 Engine turned bezel 1965 Cal.1225
AED8,514
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Rolex Oyster
Precision
AED4,709
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Rolex Oyster
Speedking
AED9,045
+ AED1,233 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
VINTAGE Rolex Oyster Speedking White 31mm Stainless Steel Manual Wind 6420 Watch
AED6,769
+ AED1,884 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision
AED12,270
+ AED374 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Speedking Precision | Ref.6020 - circa 1952
AED13,526
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Rolex Oyster
Royal
AED8,312
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Rolex Oyster
6480
AED7,195
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Rolex Oyster
Precision 36mm Ref 6424 from 1965. Watch + Box. NICE CONDITION. Serviced
AED16,611
+ AED407 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Vintage Oyster Precision White Honeycomb Dial S/Steel 34mm 6480 (1954)
AED10,491
+ AED420 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision
AED4,186
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Rolex Oyster
1960s Ladies Oyster Precision Factory Silver Baton Dial 6410 Box And Warranty
AED9,761
+ AED489 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision Speedking
AED7,812
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Rolex Oyster
36 mm Oyster Precision Ref. 6424 Handaufzug 1963 oversized ETUI no hole
AED11,882
+ AED818 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
6244
AED9,761
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Rolex Oyster
Royal VWS-2597
AED11,414
+ AED226 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision 3-6-9
AED43,169
+ AED822 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision
AED11,923
+ AED411 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
1965 Oyster Precision 36mm Oversize 6424 - Manual Wind
AED14,595
+ AED928 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
6423
AED11,232
+ AED604 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
6082
AED10,571
+ AED374 for shipping

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Rolex Oyster
Precision
AED4,971
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Rolex Oyster
Precision
AED16,034
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Rolex Oyster
Precision Cal. 1225 Black Dial 34mm - Ref.6427 - Vintage 1950s - Serviced 2022
AED20,516
+ AED284 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision ladies Ref.6410 vintage watch 1964 Cal.1310
AED5,922
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Rolex Oyster
Precision
AED19,232
+ AED325 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision Reference 6424 Oversize 36mm
AED18,501
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Rolex Oyster
Chevron dial
AED11,923
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Rolex Oyster
Speedking Observatory Chronometer ‘Kew A’ certified
Price on request
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Rolex Oyster
6427
AED12,334
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Rolex Oyster
Precision
AED4,709
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Rolex Oyster
 6426 Oyster Precision Explorer I Dial
AED11,892
+ AED713 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Shock-Resisting 6082
AED10,073
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Rolex Oyster
1970s ROLEX antique ref6427 Manual winding vintage
AED9,602
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Rolex Oyster
ビッグオイスター Ref.6424 シルバー アンティーク品 メンズ 腕時計
AED9,466
+ AED713 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
6423 Oyster Precision Abu Dhabi Defence Forces UAE Military 34mm Black Steel 1957
AED38,653
+ AED489 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
6427 Oyster Precision Serviced 34mm Rivet Oyster Bracelet Engine Turned Bezel
AED12,051
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Rolex Oyster
6429 'Commando' US Navy Provenance
AED155,566
+ AED407 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Vintage Oyster Precision Manual Ref. 6427 Rolex Box
AED12,081
+ AED944 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Royal - Stahl-Gold
AED14,801
+ AED617 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Raleigh
AED6,796
+ AED374 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Royal Shock Resisting
AED18,688
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Rolex Oyster
Shock-Resisting
AED24,668
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Rolex Oyster
スピードキング プレシジョン Ref.4220 アンティーク品 メンズ 腕時計
AED6,778
+ AED713 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision Royal in Steel Ref: 6427
AED10,122
+ AED562 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Viceroy 5056 Gilt Black Tropic Dial
AED18,501
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Rolex Oyster
'Blank Dial Commando'
AED161,438
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Rolex Oyster
Vintage 36mm Silver Dial Stick OYSTER QUARTZ NO-DATE Watch Head Ref 6424
AED12,455
+ AED374 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
2081
AED15,098
+ AED374 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
2081
AED16,445
+ AED822 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision 6427 Vintage
AED19,735
+ AED288 for shipping
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Rolex Oyster - The OG of All Modern Rolex Watches

The Rolex Oyster was the first watch from the Geneva-based manufacturer to feature the water-resistant Oyster case, and almost all modern Rolex classics are based on its design.

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As Waterproof as an Oyster

The Rolex Oyster celebrated its premiere in 1926 and owes its name to the special construction of its case, which consists of a middle section with a screw-down back and bezel, and a crown with a screw thread, all of which – just like the mollusk for which it was named – hermetically protects the watch against the ingress of water and dust.

To this day, Rolex equips almost all of its watches with an Oyster case. In this sense, all Rolex watches belong to the Oyster family, except for timepieces in the Cellini and 1908 collections.

Which models belong to the Rolex Oyster collection?

The Oyster collection includes the original Rolex Oyster, Oyster Royal, Oyster Speedking, and Oyster Precision. What all these watches have in common is that they are vintage timepieces powered by manual calibers. Another common feature is their relatively small size by today's standards, ranging from 22 to 36 mm, making them perfect unisex watches.

The differences between each series are subtle. The Rolex Oyster Royal, for example, was one of the first wristwatches to feature a central seconds hand, while the Oyster Speedking has a rather sportier look. The design of the Oyster Precision, on the other hand, is very similar to that of modern Rolex watches like the Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, and Day-Date.

What's the Rolex Oyster made of?

Older models of the Rolex Oyster from the 1930s and '40s are primarily made of yellow or rose gold, while more modern versions, especially the Oyster Precision, are usually made of stainless steel.

What's the difference between the Oyster and the Oyster Perpetual?

The Oyster Perpetual has been an independent collection since 1950. Its design is similar to that of the Oyster Precision, but Rolex equips the Oyster Perpetual with an automatic movement. Both watches are made of stainless steel and represent an excellent entry point into the world of Rolex.

The Oyster Perpetual is popular with Rolex fans because of its relatively low price. The watch comes in sizes ranging from 28 to 41 mm, which means there's a version to fit every wrist. Rolex also allows wearers to choose from a wide selection of dial options, with colors ranging from standard black, white, or silver to red, green, blue, pink, and turquoise. The line also offers the "Celebration Dial," which resembles colorful confetti.


How much does a Rolex Oyster cost?

Prices for a vintage Rolex Oyster range from about 1,000 to 4,400 USD. At the low end of this spectrum are stainless steel models such as the Oyster Precision ref. 6410, while older gold models like ref. 2081 sit at the high end.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is the modern alternative to these vintage models. Depending on the variant, plan to spend between 7,400 and 18,000 USD for a mint-condition timepiece from the current collection.


Rolex Oyster: Prices at a Glance

Model, reference number Price (approx.) Size, material
Oyster Precision, 6410 1,470 USD 24 mm, stainless steel
Oyster Speedking, 6056 1,650 USD 30 mm, stainless steel
Oyster Royal, 4444 2,700 USD 32 mm, stainless steel
Oyster, 2081 4,200 USD 32.5 mm, stainless steel, gold-plated
Oyster Perpetual 41, 124300 9,400 USD 41 mm, stainless steel

FAQs

What does "Oyster" mean?

The "Oyster" is a special case design developed by Rolex in the 1920s to make watches water- and dustproof. The main feature of these watches is that the case back, bezel, and crown are all screwed down to the case.

What's the wait time for a Rolex Oyster?

Since the Rolex Oyster is a vintage watch, models are only found on the secondary market. On Chrono24, more than 100 well-maintained specimens are always available for immediate purchase. Depending on the model, waiting times for modern successor collections such as the Oyster Perpetual can be several months in brick-and-mortar stores.