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Rolex - 6584 - Oyster Perpetual - Mens

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Name 6584
Family Oyster Perpetual
Gender Mens
Movement Rolex 1030 (Details)
Case Diameter (mm) 34
Mechanism Automatic
Chronometer Yes
Hacking No
Date Function No
Quickset No
Frequency (bph) 18,000
Jewel Count 25
Second Hand Sweep
Case Material Gold 14K Yellow
Shape Round
Bezel Material Gold 14K Yellow
Hour Marks Arrowhead
Crown Position 3 O'Clock
Crystal Material Acrylic
Band Replaceable Yes

Notes: .Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref. 6584 made in 1955. This is a rare reference model having a solid 14K gold case with a stainless steel back. These models were often referred to as “Tropic”. As you see the case back is also stamped with ROLESOR. This term was patented by Rolex in 1933 for watches that had both gold and stainless steel components and could not be stamped as gold.

The Oyster Perpetual began life with the calibre 1030, in 1950. This calibre was also used in several Submariner and Explorer references, 65xx and 66xx. The Cal.1030 was the most popular 18,000 bph movement at the time it was being made. It was noted for its use of a mono-metallic compensation balance and its blue steel Breguet overcoil hairspring.

Cal.1030 also features an unique rotor which is totally different with today’s, two prongs are hollowed on semi-circle, around the outer race engraved with word of “ROLEX PERPETUAL”, beneath is the word of “PATENTED” and the iconic patter of the Rolex crown.

Family Notes: In 1926, Hans Wilsdorf introduced the Oyster watch which used a waterproof case, hence the name. He added "Perpetual" to the name when in 1933 he introduced a reliable automatic self-winding watch. Hence the name means "Waterproof, Self-Winding" in Rolex-speak and generally means the watch is water resistant to a depth of 100 meters.

Item created by: gdm on 2019-06-18 13:17:03. Last edited by gdm on 2019-06-18 13:20:21

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