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Rolex. An oversize rare stainless steel cushion form manual wind military issue divers wristwatch made for the German Navy Ref3646, Serial No.260***, Circa 1940 image 1
Rolex. An oversize rare stainless steel cushion form manual wind military issue divers wristwatch made for the German Navy Ref3646, Serial No.260***, Circa 1940 image 2
Rolex. An oversize rare stainless steel cushion form manual wind military issue divers wristwatch made for the German Navy Ref3646, Serial No.260***, Circa 1940 image 3
Rolex. An oversize rare stainless steel cushion form manual wind military issue divers wristwatch made for the German Navy Ref3646, Serial No.260***, Circa 1940 image 4
Rolex. An oversize rare stainless steel cushion form manual wind military issue divers wristwatch made for the German Navy Ref3646, Serial No.260***, Circa 1940 image 5
Rolex. An oversize rare stainless steel cushion form manual wind military issue divers wristwatch made for the German Navy Ref3646, Serial No.260***, Circa 1940 image 6
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Rolex. An oversize rare stainless steel cushion form manual wind military issue divers wristwatch made for the German Navy
Ref:3646, Serial No.260***, Circa 1940
22 June 2016, 14:00 BST
London, New Bond Street

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Rolex. An oversize rare stainless steel cushion form manual wind military issue divers wristwatch made for the German Navy

Ref:3646, Serial No.260***, Circa 1940
17-jewel manual wind movement, black dial with luminous baton hour markers and Arabic quarters, blued steel pointed baton hands with luminous inserts, water-resistant type patented cushion form case with screw down back, screw down crown stamped Brevet, fixed wire lugs, together with brown leather strap with large steel buckle, case and movement signed
47mm.

Footnotes

The Ref:3646 was produced in various versions from 1938 until the 1950's. The size, 47mm, was one of the largest of its kind, only beaten by the goliath German Observation watches from A. Lange & Söhne, Laco and Stowa.

Exactly how many of these watches were delivered to the German "Kriegsmarine" is not documented.

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