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I like the shade of blue on the updated dial, but other than that, I think the previous AT had a superior look. In saying that, it's still a good watch.
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Anybody here have any experience with the oysterdate precision 6694? These are getting a bit old now, but I love the simple clean design of them. How is the 6694 regarded in Rolex folklore?

Pic from passions.com

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All those old Oyster/Date/Datejusts have a nice appeal to them IMO. I don't know how that specific reference is thought of, it's all sports model love for Rolex on WIS sites.

I find it hilarious that within a day of getting the exact same watch/dial color (sans fluted bezel), Hodinkee does a writeup on it. They do hit on a lot of things that I have long loved about it.

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/rolex-datejust-review

Gratuitous poorly done wrist shot

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I dislike the pattern on the dial and the numbers around the outside edge. 

For me the numbers around the outside of the hour markers are very annoying and unnecessary clutter.  

 

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Anybody here have any experience with the oysterdate precision 6694? These are getting a bit old now, but I love the simple clean design of them. How is the 6694 regarded in Rolex folklore?


I doubt most people have experience with that model.  Its been out of production for a very long time.  I think I have an image or two in some very old Rolex catalogs that I have.  

 

I'm not really sure what you mean by how is it regarded in Rolex folklore?  Its not particularly famous, so I don't think you will find the sheer volume written about it as you will regarding original orange hand 1655 Ex2s, Red Subs,manual wind Daytonas etc.  In general, its a good basic Rolex in an Oyster case, with what I'm sure is a very solid manual wind movement.   However, toward the end of its production I don't think it was that popular.  By the 1980s if not earlier, one of the main sales points of buying a Rolex was that it was an automatic.  That was what Rolex was really known for.  In fact it was also one reason sales of manual wind Daytonas were kind of low back in the 1970s and 1980s, people wanted and expected an automatic movement from Rolex, rather than a watch that required manual winding.  The 6694 Oysterdate cost less than a Datejust, but it was eventually phased out because most people buying a Rolex wanted an automatic/oyster perpetual movement.  In addition, some may find it a bit small by today's standards as its only 34mm.   Good luck with whatever you decide.  

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Anybody here have any experience with the oysterdate precision 6694? These are getting a bit old now, but I love the simple clean design of them. How is the 6694 regarded in Rolex folklore?

Pic from passions.com


I bought a mid-1980s (toward the end of its production) ref. 6694 last year and love it. It's my one-watch and I wear it every day. Winds like butter, is a real workhorse, and goes with anything. Hard to beat and represents an outstanding value, as long as you don't mind having to wind manually.
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we just bought one, and we have bought and sold a few over the years. there is a demand for them, buy they do not fetch very high pricing. if you want a nice reliable rolex for about a grand, with a very simple look to it, nothing flashy, the 6694 is a good way to go, imo.
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I have one of these that I don't want. The stainless steel version. Is it valuable?

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No, but I'll take it devil.gif
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You're starting to sound like me. (And nobody ever says "OK, PM me your address..thanks!")

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Actually (and I know this is the wrong thread to admit this) but I've found that manual wind isn't for me, so I wouldn't really want it (just sold my PAM too). I still love this one, though:

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For the experts, where these ever made with a white dial or was it always silver?
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Actually (and I know this is the wrong thread to admit this) but I've found that manual wind isn't for me, so I wouldn't really want it (just sold my PAM too). I still love this one, though:

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For the experts, where these ever made with a white dial or was it always silver?

ok, trying to guess here.... tying flies?

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ok, trying to guess here.... tying flies?
With a syringe?
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With a syringe?

glue?

I thought sewing up someone was too obvious...

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ok, trying to guess here.... tying flies?

No idea, stole the pic from the net :-)

Here's another nice one:

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A 1600, a 116200 and a 16200.
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glue?
I thought sewing up someone was too obvious...
Hmmm. Maybe just a random stuff photo...Got that Lacoste gator hiding in there.
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