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Rolex. A stainless steel self-winding waterproof wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet
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Rolex. A stainless steel self-winding waterproof wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, SUBMARINER, JAMES BOND MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 47957, CASE NO. 988623, REF. 6204, MANUFACTURED IN 1954

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Rolex. A stainless steel self-winding waterproof wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Submariner, James Bond model, movement no. 47957, case no. 988623, ref. 6204, manufactured in 1954
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the black dial with luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw down crown, revolving black bezel calibrated to 60 units, together with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped 4.53, case, dial and movement signed
37 mm. diam.
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Reference 6204, the first Submariner, was presented at the Basle Fair in 1954.

This model already featuring many of the now celebrated Submariner characteristics such as the black dial with its typical luminous numerals, the revolving black bezel calibrated to 60 minutes and its legendary shape combined with the Oyster bracelet, is however lacking several design elements of later Submariner generations. The most obvious differences are the straight hour hand whereas later models were fitted with the so-called mercedes hand, the lack of minute graduation on the first quarter of the bezel, which could already be found on its successors, and that the depth is not mentioned on the dial, again a feature which can still be found on the models of the actual production.
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