View full screen - View 1 of Lot 8030. Submariner "Small Crown James Bond", Reference 5508, A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1962 | 勞力士 Submariner "Small Crown James Bond" 型號5508 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1962年製.
8030

Rolex

Submariner "Small Crown James Bond", Reference 5508, A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1962 | 勞力士 Submariner "Small Crown James Bond" 型號5508 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1962年製

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 HKD

Rolex

Rolex

Submariner "Small Crown James Bond", Reference 5508, A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1962 | 勞力士 Submariner "Small Crown James Bond" 型號5508 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1962年製

Submariner "Small Crown James Bond", Reference 5508, A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1962 | 勞力士 Submariner "Small Crown James Bond" 型號5508 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1962年製

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 HKD

Lot sold:

163,800

HKD

Rolex

Submariner "Small Crown James Bond", Reference 5508

A stainless steel wristwatch with bracelet, Circa 1962

勞力士

Submariner "Small Crown James Bond" 型號5508

精鋼鏈帶腕錶,約1962年製


Dial: gilt

Calibre: cal. 1530 automatic, 25 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw down case back

Case number: 762'701

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp 

Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 190 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial has been restored and all lumes have been re-lumed. They do react under UV but there is no reaction under the Geiger counter. The restoration can be seen under certain light without a loupe. The insert has faded throughout. The numbers between the lugs can be read with a loupe. The case with light polishing but it is in attractive overall condition with surface wear. The case back with light surface wear. Inside the case back stamped the 2nd quarter of 1962. There is pitting to the case underneath the case back. There is also pitting to the rim of the outer edge. The bracelet is stamped for 1966 and the links are stretched with wear.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."