If a casual Rolex lover is asked to name four Rolex models, the names that you are likely to hear are Daytona, Datejust, Submariner or GMT-Master. You would not ideally hear the names like Oysterdate, Turn-O-Graph, Oysterquartz or Masterpiece. Interestingly enough, these Rolex watches are lesser-known and also, may not be in production any longer. But the timepieces have fascinating histories and sport some quirky features that many people simply overlook.
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The Rolex Oysterdate Precision is a lesser-known vintage watch that is powered by a manually-wound movement. It means, the watch does not come with the automatic ‘Perpetual’ movement that is fitted typically always in Rolex watches.
Rolex designed and produced the Oysterdate Precision from the 1950s to 1980s. However, the watch came in two case sizes – men’s 34mm and midsize 31mm. The Rolex Oysterdate Precision features a date window, although not a quickset one. But:
The Precision timepieces were not chronometer-certified. This is the reason the watch comes with the word ‘Precision’ engraved on the dial instead of the universal text ‘Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified’. With a simple dial, repressed size and hand-wound movement, the Rolex Oysterdate Precision watch offers a real vintage feel.
Launched in 1953, the Rolex Turn-O-Graph was the first serially produced timepiece of the brand that featured a rotating bezel for measuring and recording the elapsed time. However, Rolex offered a date window along with a Cyclops lens to the watch in the following year. Consequently, the name ‘Turn-O-Graph’ was dropped from the dial. However, the timepiece was yet a Turn-O-Graph due to its rotating bezel. But today the 36mm model had become a part of the Rolex Datejust collection.
Many people believe that Rolex has not produced quartz timepieces ever. But it is not the truth. The fact is that the brand indeed developed many quartz-powered watches. Moreover, Rolex also invested nearly five years in making quartz calibres in-house to equip them in their Oysterquartz collection.
The manufacturer released the Oysterquartz Datejust and Oysterquartz Day-Date in 1977. While the Datejust was available in yellow gold and two-tone or stainless steel, the Day-Date was offered in white or yellow gold. However, Rolex supposedly manufactured less than 30,000 iterations of the Oysterquartz until 2002.
Rolex introduced the Day-Date Masterpiece that is a special edition of its patent double calendar timepiece. However, the Day-Date Masterpiece watch differed from the usual Day-Date President in two significant ways:
One, the watch case size increased from the classic 36mm to 39mm size. Second, the Day-Date Masterpiece was not a ‘President’ watch as it featured a Pearlmaster bracelet. Like the classic Day-Date, the Rolex Masterpiece limited editions were made from precious metals that also include a Tridor version showcasing three shades of gold.
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If a casual Rolex lover is asked to name four Rolex models, the names that you are likely to hear are Daytona, Datejust, Submariner or GMT-Master. You would not ideally hear the names like Oysterdate, Turn-O-Graph, Oysterquartz or Masterpiece. Interestingly enough, these Rolex watches are lesser-known and also, may not be in production any longer. …