Lot 795 (The Watches Auction, 18th December 2018)
Sold for £8,500
In working condition at the present time.
In well worn condition.
Case nicked and scratched.
Bezel scratched and nicked. Very stiff, moves only slightly. Feels as though there is a grainy substance trapped underneath.
Patina to the hands and hour markers in keeping with age.
All hands intact.
Crown intact; hands changing.
Bracelet generally stretched and scratched.
Clasp scratched. Foldover section doesn’t clip down tightly, quite loose.
GENTLEMAN'S RARE ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL SUBMARINER AUTOMATIC STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH,
model no. 5513, case no. 1776174, the round black dial with dot hour markers, outer seconds track in white, lume hands, black enamel bezel to the 40mm case, on a stainless steel bracelet strap with Rolex foldover clasp, lacking box and papers; along with an underwater diving camera and information booklet from Algosaibi Diving Marine Services. The camera was used by the original owner of the watch as he wore it while he was working as a diver in Saudi Arabia in the late 1960s/early 1970s
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