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Rolex
FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET REF 6538 CASE 307156 SUBMARINER "BIG CROWN" CIRCA 1957
Movement: cal. 1030 automatic, 25 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw-drown crown and case back
Bracelet/Clasp/Buckle: stainless steel Rolex bracelet and folding clasp
Size:
38 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximatively 178 mm
Signed:
case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex presentation box 
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Catalogue Note

The reference 6538 was in production from the year 1954 to 1959. The watch guarantees waterproof to a depth of 200 meters as stated on the dial. Although with only a short production time of 5 years, different variations of the dial have been spotted by collectors and the rarest of such dials would probably be the explorer dial with a red meter line. Reference 6538 is also one of the most sought after submariner models as it was also worn by Sean Connery in the movie Dr. No.

This Big Crown reference 6538 is in very original overall condition with a nice gilt dial and lumes that have aged to a very rich orange. The insert is original and is in very attractive condition. The case is nice and crisp with very sharp bevelled edges. The inside of the case back is stamped 3.57 and the outside with a very crisp milled edge. The bracelet is also stamped for the last quarter of 1957. The watch is very attractive and original overall.

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