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Offline Kfcc

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Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:43:58 PM »
Hi.. newbie here.. asking rolex 6694 good vintage pieces? Or any others pieces can advise?
Thanks..  :Cheers:

Offline Cocas

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 06:13:44 PM »
Hi.. newbie here.. asking rolex 6694 good vintage pieces? Or any others pieces can advise?
Thanks..  :Cheers:

Hahaha bro! It depends on what you want from the watch? It got plexiglass, handwind Rolex movement which is very shock resistant, 50hrs power reserve.

Wanting a beater or an entrée Rolex to test the water? Just purely enjoying the sturdy Rolex handwind movement?

Offline xxx2299

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 10:48:41 PM »
it is a classy entry level rolex, provided you dont mind hand wind everyday + really turn the hour hand 2 rounds to change date  ;).

Offline Cocas

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 04:56:44 PM »
Yes, the date changing is tiresome.

I'm just too lazy to change it.

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2018, 07:47:50 PM »
I'm loving it. It's a great first Rolex.cheap to maintain and loads of spares. They come in an assortment of colors so u can certainly find one which fits your taste.

I'm a massive fan.

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Offline WilliamNg

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2018, 07:26:15 AM »
Not a bad vintage piece. A lot of people selling online.. just make sure you're not getting a fake and that also take into consideration the service costs etc. etc.

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 08:15:10 PM »
I have a 6694 and upgraded it to sapphire glass.. if you don’t mind the daily winding

Offline ggprime

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2018, 05:01:26 PM »
any recommended vintage watch with automatic winding?

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2018, 07:51:20 AM »
Not a bad vintage piece. A lot of people selling online.. just make sure you're not getting a fake and that also take into consideration the service costs etc. etc.

For such vintage... probability of franken is higher than fake

Offline ddnnbl2

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2018, 01:57:45 PM »
6294 or 6694 is better?

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2018, 05:39:01 PM »
6694 is ok, they have movement caliber 1210-1215 (more sought after as a model)

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2018, 03:11:07 PM »
As it is mentioned, this is a Rolex vintage watch... I have it since 1974, although not fully wearing it nowadays for quite sometime.  Although it is manual, it is running quite accurately daily. 

Offline Horologist

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 07:31:22 AM »
6694 is good entry vintage model, caliber is reliable and service is affordable as well.

Offline Cocas

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2019, 07:35:10 AM »
Go for gold tone hours marker blue, silver, and black dial first, if you're into 6694.

Offline geniusbanana96

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2019, 12:09:52 PM »
Great watch and wears a bit smaller than modern Rollies out there. Make sure you're hardworking if you wear it because it can be a bit tiring to wind the dates sometimes.

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2019, 12:36:09 PM »
Save up and buy the latest brand new Oyster Perpetual. The last time I asked it was priced about 18k. It comes in a few diameters and is automatic. There are a few colour dials to choose from.

I wouldn't bother with the 6694 at today's asking price. More than 10 years ago I sold mine (bought pre-owned) in pristine condition @ 3k. I got fed up with the manual wind movement and non-quickset date.






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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2019, 01:33:43 PM »
I would suggest some 1500. Automatic and affordable and still 34mm.
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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2019, 12:50:36 PM »
yes, it is a classic, very elegant dial when worn with a jubilee or leather strap. My dad has one and I love it!

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2019, 03:40:58 PM »
Any idea which type of bracelet is more popular? Understand that there are thin and thicker bracelet.

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2019, 06:48:24 PM »
Any idea which type of bracelet is more popular? Understand that there are thin and thicker bracelet.

The thicker bracelet is the latest current one.  The thin one for 6694 is no longer available for sale, according to RSC here, only the thick one.

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Re: Rolex 6694 good choice for vintage?
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2019, 07:00:57 PM »
According to my Dealer, thin bracelet is more collectible as compare to the thick version. There are plenty 6694 in the market, he advise me to go for the thin bracelet. Any logic on this?