Rolex. A stainless steel bracelet watch (AF) Submariner, Ref:5513, Case No.2253292, Circa 1969
Lot 188
Rolex. A stainless steel automatic bracelet watch (AF) Submariner, Ref:5513, Case No.2253292, Circa 1969
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,622) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Rolex. A stainless steel automatic bracelet watch (AF)
Submariner, Ref:5513, Case No.2253292, Circa 1969
26-jewel Cal.1520 automatic movement, matt black dial with luminous dot hour markers and baton quarters, white outer minute divisions, polished Mercedes hands with luminous inserts and lollipop centre seconds, brushed and polished tonneau shaped case with signed screw down Oyster back and shouldered crown, rotating serrated bezel with black calibrated insert, Rolex 6636 riveted expanding link Oyster bracelet with signed folding clasp, case, dial and movement signed
39mm.

Footnotes

  • The Rolex Submariner, renowned for its robustness, often led a very hard life in the hands of its owners. This example was owned by a professional yachtmaster who purchased the watch new in 1969 as an essential navigation tool in the days before satellite positioning systems. Around 1975 while making adjustments to the rigging a rogue wire broke the bracelet of the watch causing it to go overboard. On recovery it was decided that the cost of repair was prohibitive so a hole was made in the glass and the case filled with oil to be returned to a draw where it has sat since. This watch represents a rare opportunity to acquire a project vintage Rolex Submariner for restoration.
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