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Rolex Oyster
Chronometer Star Dial 18K Roségold 37mm Oversize Rotgold rare vintage cal.710 ref 4376
AU$50,942
+ AU$511 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision Jumbo Fully Serviced
AU$5,900
+ AU$40 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision 36mm neuwertig
AU$6,160
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
Precision 6282 Cream Dial Cal. 710
AU$3,918
+ AU$158 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Speedking 30 mm Precision new Service
AU$3,578
+ AU$503 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision Turtle - Time
AU$4,259
+ AU$152 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
SPEEDKING 6220 40's
AU$5,094
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster
36 mm Oyster Precision Ref. 6424 Handaufzug 1963 oversized ETUI no hole
AU$5,026
+ AU$271 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Elegante precision 4270 Good condition stahl steel CV.A
AU$3,576
+ AU$225 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Vintage Oyster Precision White Honeycomb Dial S/Steel 34mm 6480 (1954)
AU$4,992
+ AU$166 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
6480 Precision
AU$3,758
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
Precision
AU$3,995
+ AU$135 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Serviced Vintage Oyster ROYAL Precision 6427 Patina Manual 34mm Men Watch c.1962 #1183
AU$3,104
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Rolex Oyster
Precision 36mm Ref 6424 from 1965. Watch + Box. NICE CONDITION. Serviced
AU$7,154
+ AU$169 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision
AU$1,821
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision
AU$4,211
+ AU$207 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision 36mm BIG size
AU$4,622
+ AU$240 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Centregraph - 1942 - WW2 Era - Serviced
AU$2,985
+ AU$119 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Vintage Oyster Royal Auto. White Dial S/Steel 32mm 4444 (1958)
AU$4,992
+ AU$166 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Shock Resisting Ref No. 6282 Manual Winding Cal No. 710
AU$3,066
Free shipping
Rolex Oyster
Speedking 6420 / Silver Grey Dial / 30mm / 1959
AU$3,910
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Rolex Oyster
Royal Precision
AU$4,089
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
Precision Speedking
AU$3,408
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
6244
AU$4,428
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
オイスター Ref.6427 アンティーク品 メンズ 腕時計
AU$3,362
+ AU$517 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
34 mm Oyster Precision Handaufzug Ref. 6427 vintage 1970 Stahlband ETUI
AU$5,026
+ AU$271 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Royal - Ref 4444 - 32mm - Serviced
AU$3,482
+ AU$119 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision
AU$2,556
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
Precision 3-6-9
AU$17,889
+ AU$341 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision 6410 Manual 25mm ladies c.1970
AU$2,639
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
Precision 1952
AU$4,174
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Rolex Oyster
VICEROY RWC LTD Ref. 2784 Vintage Swiss wind-up watch 1939 (circa). TROPICALIZED DIAL
AU$5,162
+ AU$274 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision ref. 6427 - steel bezel - Oyster bracelet
AU$5,605
+ AU$254 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
オイスター Ref.6282 アンティーク品 メンズ 腕時計
AU$3,083
+ AU$517 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
6480
AU$3,408
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
speedking precision
AU$3,578
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
WW2 Era - 1941 - Dial Patina - Recent Service
AU$3,084
+ AU$119 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
4444
AU$3,237
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
Royal
AU$3,484
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
'Blank Dial Commando'
AU$69,995
+ AU$169 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Royal Shock Resisting
AU$7,917
+ AU$240 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Vintage Oyster Precision Manual Ref. 6427 Rolex Box
AU$5,598
+ AU$400 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision ladies Ref.6410 vintage watch 1964 Cal.1310
AU$2,576
+ AU$72 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
オイスターロイヤル Ref.4220 アンティーク品 メンズ 腕時計
AU$2,431
+ AU$517 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision Cal. 1225 Black Dial 34mm - Ref.6427 - Vintage 1950s - Serviced 2022
AU$8,502
+ AU$118 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Royal 1947 Rare Gents Ref 4444 Vintage Watch 32mm Serviced
AU$3,681
+ AU$119 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Royal
AU$2,985
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Rolex Oyster
Date
AU$5,793
+ AU$169 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
1944
AU$5,708
+ AU$852 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision
AU$4,955
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster
Vintage Oyster Precision 6480 Manual Wind Compass Dial Watch 1958
AU$11,035
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
Precision
AU$5,198
+ AU$158 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Vintage Rolex Oyster Precision Steel Manual 36mm Head Only Watch 6424 Circa 1966
AU$4,838
+ AU$160 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision 6427 Vintage
AU$8,178
+ AU$119 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Shock-Resisting 6082
AU$4,174
Excl. shipping
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Rolex Oyster
Royal - 32mm - Dial Patina - Serviced
AU$3,482
+ AU$119 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision Date 6066
AU$3,582
+ AU$80 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision 6480 Chevron Dial Stainless Steel Vintage Wristwatch
AU$6,157
+ AU$312 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Precision Ref 6424
AU$7,156
+ AU$341 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Vintage 36mm Silver Dial Stick OYSTER QUARTZ NO-DATE Watch Head Ref 6424
AU$5,276
+ AU$158 for shipping
Rolex Oyster
Speedking 6420 Boxed Excellent Vintage Condition
AU$4,965
+ AU$99 for shipping

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.