Rolex “4 Line Ghost Dial Big Crown” Submariner Ref 6538

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Year of issue: 1950s

Reference number: 6538

Serial number: XXX XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A collectable example of the world’s most iconic watch, this “Big Crown” Submariner ref. #6538 is offered in original 1950s condition and at an attractive price for this rare model. The watch preserves nice case condition and the 8mm Brevette crown. Look at the right angle and the additional lines of text appear: the depth rating is listed above-  and the words “Officially Certified Chronometer” printed below the word “SUBMARINER”. 36mm Stock 1131

Dealer

Joshua Bonifas

The Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is without a doubt one of the most successful Rolex models in history. Not only because it more than aptly served its purpose as diver’s watch, although I am pretty sure only a small number of Submariners has ever seen a spat of water. Its appearance in several James Bond movies certainly helped as well. If you omit functionality and marketing, the Submariner success is mainly due to its elegance as a timeless dress watch. It’s just one of those watches you keep looking at, regardless of wanting to know the time of day. The Submariner was launched in 1953 and officially presented at the Basel Fair in 1954. Check out my RPReport about the Rolex Submariner History by following this link...