|Location||London (Burlington Arcade)|
Military Issue Rolex Submariner ‘Milsub’ Ref. 5513 P.O.A
Maunder Watch Co are pleased to offer this fresh-to-the-market Military Issue Rolex Submariner ‘Milsub’ Ref. 5513.
Introducing a very rare find: this vintage Milsub has come from the family of the original owner, a distinguished member of the Royal Navy and later the Naval Air Squadron. This watch is presented with a rich history showcased through captivating photos and many meticulously detailed documents from his time in active duty.
Now for the finer details and components of this watch, this watch has been left exactly as it was sold to us to give you a real reflection of its time in the service.
Firstly, lets start with the number 1 most important part, of any vintage Rolex, the dial. The original T stamped dial which is signature to a ‘Milsub’ is in incredible condition and the original Tritium lume has turned to a beautiful cream tone.
The hands, the original issued hands would have been ‘Sword’ styled while this example has had the hour and minute hands changed in period, this was a particularly common replacement due to the structural integrity of the lume bridging the sword. However, look closer! the rarest and most valuable of all three hands, the original ‘dagger’ centre seconds remains in place. All hands also have a nice cream tritium tone.
The bezel, this is a service replacement bezel insert, most likely changed in period.
The case, the original stainless steel case retains its nice broad shoulders with the signature detail of a Military issue watch, the fixed bars. The case is stamped with its reference number, 5513 and its serial number 392**** which sits perfectly within the military supplied batch records and dates the watch to 1975.
The caseback, this displays the serial number to the inside which matches the case along with stamped 5513 1.72. The outer caseback engravings are particularly historically important to the original owner, the top line is 0552 (Royal Navy MOD service code) alongside 923-7697 (NATO code for divers watches). The bottom line displayed a reissued number 736 (Naval Air Squadron code) alongside 77 (the year the original owner transferred to the Naval Air Squadron).
If you have any further questions regarding this watch or if you would like to view in person, please call our London store.
The images provided on our website are taken in-house and are of the watch we have in stock.
This watch is now available to view at our shop located in the Burlington Arcade, Mayfair.
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