Rolex Submariner, Ref. 5508

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Year of issue: 1960

Reference number: 5508

Serial number: 49X,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: Submariner Reference: 5508 Gender: Unisex Year: 1958 Material: Steel Dial Color: Original and Untouched Glossy Gilt Dial Dimensions: 37.5mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Box/Paper: Leather Travel Case Condition: Thick Case with Signs of Original Finish SKU: 137209 There are quite a few vintage Submariner's out there. Beautiful 5513s, 5512s and 1680s. Even some of the 16800's with a nice creamy lume look perfectly vintaged. But it is very hard to beat a high quality, gilt dial, no crown guard Submariner like this one. This Rolex Submariner 5508 is in excellent condition with a beautiful gilt dial and awesome case. This is truly a collectors quality vintage Submariner.


Justin Gruenberg

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...