Description

    Rolex Rare Early Ref. 5508 "James Bond" Submariner, circa 1958
    Case: three body, stainless steel, rotating bezel, 37.5 mm, No. 309993, marked II 1958 inside the back
    Dial: black, luminous markers, luminous skeleton hands, white sweep seconds
    Movement: caliber 1530, 17 jewels, adjusted two positions, rhodium plated, monometallic balance wheel with Breguet spring and gold timing screws, shock absorber
    Band: 7-72, steel riveted links, deployant clasp

    Note: This very early ref. 5508 has the scarce 17 jewel version of the caliber 1530 automatic which is adjusted to only two positions. Most 1530 movements used in the 5508 series were fitted with 25 jewels and adjusted to five positions and temperature.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Rolex Rare Early Ref. 5508 "James Bond" Submariner
    Dial: black, luminous markers
    Hands; luminous skeleton
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case No: 309993
    Case Info: three body, rotating bezel, screw back
    Case Width: 37.5 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: caliber 1530, 17 jewels, adjusted two positons, rhodium plated, monometallic balance wheel with Breguet spring and gold timing screws, shock absorber
    Band: 7-72 steel riveted links, deployant clasp
    Circa: 1958
    Condition: movement is good, running, cleaning is recommended, case is good, bezel shows wear, dial has crazing, crystal is also heavily crazed, serial number is partially worn but appears to be 309993 from the visible number shapes


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2012
    19th Saturday
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