Rolex submariner small crown Ref 5508

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Year of issue: 1950's

Reference number: 5508

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Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This piece offers great value for a rare early reference, particularly when compared to the price of track ring dial 5512- or 5513s. Note the exceptional glossiness of the dial. The insert is newer. Stainless steel. 36mm case diameter. Stock 37215

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...