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SUBMARINER, REF 6536/1  STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1957
Dial: black lacquer
Calibre: cal. 1030 automatic, 25 jewels
Movement number: 746'446
Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and back
Case number: 306'444
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster elastic bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions: 38mm, bracelet circumference approx. 170mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: none
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Catalogue Note

It is fair to say that this a watch that tells more than simply the time. Lt Cmdr O.M de Las Casas LVO OBE was twice mentioned in Despatches for his wartime naval service in the South China Sea. He survived the sinking of HMS Repulse and also served on HMS Vanguard. He would proudly tell friends that his first Rolex watch survived the war with him - although he had to have it repaired as it wasn't waterproof.

After WWII he continued in diplomatic service, first in Malta and later for two decades as ADC to the governors of Jersey. He continued to pursue his passion for boats and the sea. This Rolex Submariner reference 6536 was the logical, waterproof, successor for his wartime watch considering he remained an active man and mariner. He wore it proudly for many decades.

Important Watches

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