Rolex Submariner 6205 “Gilt Dial and Pencil Hands”

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Year of issue:

Reference number: 6205

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Condition: worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 37,500

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Rolex Submariner 6205 "Gilt Dial and Pencil Hands"

REF. 6205

One of the earliest Submariners, this 6205 has many unique features including pencil hands, non-hash insert and no Submariner printed on the dial. A real honest survivor, this is a great opportunity to pick up one of the very first Submariners for your collection.


Case is in very good to excellent condition. There is a chamfered edge visible on both sides, and serial number and ref. number are crisp and clear. The original non-hash insert is in very good condition with wear on the edge as shown. Bezel turns freely, but insert is glued in.


Original dial is very glossy still, with a few patches of spottiness as visible in the photographs. The luminous material on the dial has been flattened but is still evident and has not been redone. Original pencil hands may have been relumed at some point, but match the dial.


Comes on a custom 10 Past Ten Italian leather strap with generic buckle.


Alessandro Ciani

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...