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    Rolex, Vintage Ref. 6020 Oyster Speedking, Retailed by Shreve, with Super Oyster Crown, Stainless Steel, Manual Wind, Circa 1952
    Case: 31 mm, stainless steel, two body, polished, with Super Oyster crown and screw-down back, No. 776448
    Dial: matte white, with applied yellow gold luminous 10-minute markers, yellow gold luminous arrow markers, and Arabic numerals; skeletonized yellow gold leaf hour/minute hands with luminous inserts, and blued-steel sword sweep seconds hand
    Movement: Rolex caliber manual wind, 17 jewels, Swiss lever, adjusted to two positions, with nickel finish
    Signed: Rolex on dial, case, crown, and movement

    Produced from 1950 to 1952, Rolex's Super Oyster crown was a failed attempt at waterproofing. It was typically replaced by Rolex with the company's proven screw-down crown and tube, making surviving examples rare.


    Condition Report*: Type: Rolex, Vintage Ref. 6020 Oyster Speedking, Retailed by Shreve & Company, with Super Oyster Crown, Stainless Steel, Manual Wind, Circa 1952
    Signed: Rolex on dial, case, crown, and movement
    Model: Oyster Speedking, Ref. 6020
    Dial: matte white, with applied yellow gold luminous 10-minute markers, yellow gold luminous arrow markers, and Arabic numerals
    Hands: skeletonized yellow gold leaf hour/minute hands with luminous inserts, and blued-steel sword sweep seconds hand
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case: #776448
    Case Info: two body, polished, with Super Oyster crown and screw-down back
    Case Width: 31 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: Rolex caliber manual wind, 17 jewels, Swiss lever, adjusted to two positions, with nickel finish
    Circa: 1952
    Condition: Excellent refurbished dial on original dial plate, signed Shreve & Co. Good case, with surface scratches and other signs of daily wear. Running, but service is recommended.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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    Additional Location Info:
    Lotte New York Palace
    455 Madison Avenue
    The Garrison Room
    New York, NY 10022


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