Quite a few people have said to me recently that the Oysterquartz that I bought a while back really didn’t gel with the rest of what I have. I must admit that I found myself admiring it for what it was, but not really feeling the love. Consequently, I decided on a quick flip that would enable me to fund something rather lovely in its place.
It’s a 1956 Oysterdate Precision (reference 6494) in quite remarkable condition for a 55 year old watch. Waffle dial, roulette date wheel, yellow gold applied indices and logo, blue second hand and a relatively chunky screw-down crown. I think it would originally have come on a folded link bracelet, but I’m sot sure that look would have been as nice, and I’m very happy with it on a strap. In fact, I have a dark blue Ostrich on the way for it.