Rolex. A stainless steel automatic centre seconds military issue wristwatch Submariner, Ref:5513, Serial No.3764***, Issued 1974
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Rolex. A stainless steel automatic centre seconds military issue wristwatch Submariner, Ref:5513, Serial No.3764***, Issued 1974
Sold for £36,050 (US$ 60,531) inc. premium
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Rolex. A stainless steel automatic centre seconds military issue wristwatch
Submariner, Ref:5513, Serial No.3764***, Issued 1974
26-jewel Cal.1520 automatic movement, matt black dial with luminous dot hour markers and outer five minute markers, signed 'Rolex oyster perpetual, 600ft=200m Submariner,' and printed Tritrium 'T' within a circle, luminous filled sword hands, sweep centre seconds, brushed and polished case with calibrated bezel and fixed bar lugs, inside case back numbered 5513, outside with ordinance mark and MOD numbers 0552/923/7697, 176/74, screw down Oyster crown, fitted fabric military style strap, case, dial and movement signed
39mm.

Footnotes

  • The British Royal Navy ordered from Rolex a series of watches for use by their specialist divers. These watches have fixed bar lugs and the hands are of sword shape so they are more legible under low light conditions, the dials are also marked with the "Circle T" which is the international symbol for Tritium. The case backs are engraved on the interior with the serial number and also on the outside case back with the Ministry of Defence issue number.

    There are 3 series of the Royal Navy Military Submariner:

    1.Standard Ref: 5513

    2.Double Ref: 5513/5517 (5513 on case and back: 5517 on a lug)

    3.Unique Ref: 5517
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