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SUBMARINER REF 6204 A STAINLESS STEEL CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1953
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 45,000 USD
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Rolex
SUBMARINER REF 6204 A STAINLESS STEEL CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1953
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 45,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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SUBMARINER REF 6204 A STAINLESS STEEL CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1953
Dial: black gilt
Caliber: cal. A260 automatic movement, 19 jewels
Movement number: 61630
Case: stainless steel, broken bezel, screw down case back
Case number:  988613
Dimensions: 37 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: The present lot is accompanied by an exceptionally preserved collection of U.S. Naval documents issued to the original owner, Joseph Edward Dutton, including identification documents, identification tags, a photograph of the US Naval Training Station dated August 17th, 1943, Navy Training Course Certificates dated February and May, 1944, a Regular Navy and Naval Reserve service record booklet, U.S.S. Little Rock Crossing the Line, 5 November 1945 book edited by LT. J.A. Frank & L.H. Mixter EM3, a Certificate of Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy dated May 4th, 1954, a letter from the Veterans' Administration, and an attestation from the White House signed by President Harry Truman 
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Catalogue Note

Reference 6204 was released in 1953 but officially launched in 1954 alongside the 6200, with a thinner case and smaller crown than the latter. The present lot is the third version, with a larger Rolex signature and Oyster Perpetual with a small space between the words. The watch’s dial has aged with an attractive loss of the black lacquer, revealing the gilt underneath in a glistening flecked pattern.

The lot is also accompanied by a plethora of materials from the original owner, who served in the United States Navy from 1943 until 1954. While these pieces pre-date his ownership of the watch, they provide a window into the history of the person who wore the present lot, likely during his final years of service in the Navy.

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