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Rolex Rolex Rare Oyster Perpetual Submariner 4-liner Model No 6538 383763

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Petoskey Michigan United States
Auction blue Auction Ended: 02/16/2016
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This Rolex 383763 Ref. No.: was auctioned at Worthy. The man's watch is 39 mm in diameter with stainless steel case, stainless steel band. It features complication and automatic movement. It is in very good condition and attracted 714 buyers.

Watch Attributes

Brand: Rolex
Model: 383763
Series: Rolex Rare Oyster Perpetual Submariner 4-liner Model No 6538
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Band Material: Stainless Steel
Condition: Very Good
In original box?: No
Papers included?: No
Size: 39
Gender: Man
Crystal: Plastic
Movement: Automatic

Additional Information

Watch is in great condition for being 59 years old. Shows light rust on dial and movement. Watch is running with 100% original dial, movement and case. BRACELET IS NOT ORIGINAL .... The vintage Rolex Submariner 6538 has a special place in Rolex history as the original “Bond Submariner” watch. Though several other Submariner versions, including references 5508 and 6205, have also received the nickname, ref 6538 is the original Submariner to be featured in James Bond/007 films. Produced between 1954 and 1959, ref 6538 has appeared in several Bond films, including Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger and Thunderball. In each film actor Sean Connery wears ref 6538 with several different strap combinations and utilizes it to achieve his mission. Perhaps the most iconic shot of Connery wearing the Rolex watch is in the film Goldfinger where he illuminates the watch’s dial with his lighter. One of the most prominent and recognizable features of Submariner 6538 is its over-sized crown and lack of crown guards. This “big crown” certainly distinguishes this reference from others in the Submariner family and is a feature collectors look for. Ref 6538 utilizes a caliber 1030 nickel-finished lever 25 jewels movement. The brown or black gloss dial prominently features luminous dot, baton and dagger markers as well as luminous Mercedes hands and sweep center seconds. The dial and case are topped with a revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units. Despite ref 6538 being designated as the “Bond Submariner,” it is more than a movie prop. Rather, it was made in the spirit of the Submariner family and with divers or other water adventurers in mind. The 38 mm tonneau shaped Oyster case features a screw back and large screw down crown, giving it the ability to resist water pressure up to an impressive 200 meters or 660 feet.