11 May 2009
Rolex. A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and bracelet
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, 100m=330ft, Submariner, ref. 5508, case no. 399'838, manufactured in 1958
Cal. 1530 nickel-finished lever movement, 25 jewels, black matte dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back, screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
38 mm. diam.
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With a Rolex green presentation box and outer packaging.
Launched in 1958, reference 5508 was an upgraded version of reference 6536/1, depth rated to 100 meters (330 ft), the case without crown guards.
Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.
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