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Rolex Submariner 5508, 1962

Rolex Submariner 5508, 1962

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Regular price £22,995.00
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A truly beautiful example of the highly collectible Rolex Submariner Reference 5508 hailing from circa 1962. This stunning example is a one family example having been originally purchased by a Merchant Navy seaman.

The Rolex Submariner reference 5508 was produced from the late 50's into the early 60's and is highly sought-after by collectors. It marked an important point in the history of the Rolex Submariner, as it was the first model with key design elements of the modern Submariners, while also retaining characteristics of the original models.

The 5508 was also one of the last references to feature characteristics that were emblematic of the very first Submariners. Chief among these features is the lack of crown guards. Although crown guards are now a quintessential element of the contemporary Submariner, none of the first references had them– a change that took place shortly after the 5508.

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Key Information

Rolex Submariner 5508, 1962

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Rolex
  • Model: Submariner
  • Ref.: 5508
  • Year: 1962
  • SKU: 1853


  • Movement Calibre: 1530
  • Movement Type: Automatic
  • Case Size: 38mm

Box and Papers:

  • Our Own

Condition Report

Condition report:

Presented in excellent vintage condition. The dial remains very clean for its age with gorgeously aged lume plots. There is a small mark above the 4 o'clock lume plot. The hands are showing some ageing but match nicely with the dial. The case remains in good order, likely polished in the past but retaining a good shape. The watch is fitted with a later service bezel which remains in excellent condition. The calibre 1530 movement has just received a fresh service. The watch is fitted with a new, third party leather strap. Personally we always wear vintage Subs on leather straps but should you wish to have it fitted with a metal bracelet we can assist in sourcing one at cost. Finally the watch comes with its original Guarantee paper showing its sale in February 1964 at Lane Crawford, Hong Kong.

This Rolex Submariner 5508 is an excellent example of a highly collectible vintage Submariner. If you're looking for an excellent vintage Rolex Submariner to add to your collection, don't miss this one!

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