The Submariner is Rolex’s most iconic watch and up until 1967 the 5513/2 were the only models available and didn’t have a date. Then and much to the annoyance of many Submariner devotees they brought the 1680 in and it had a date. Overtime it was of course very successful and highly collectible.
This example was made in 1978 and is beautifully original. The solid steel case is in very good condition but does have signs of regular and careful wear – we have taken a What’s App video and I’m always happy to supply high resolution pictures if required (we haven’t polished it but it will have been at some point). The original and stunning matt dial is again in excellent condition and the lume has aged to a lovely ivory/white (we believe the bezel insert is also original and the pip has aged to the same colour). The very high grade Rolex signed automatic movement is again in excellent condition and will be serviced by our professional watchmaker in between sale and delivery. The bracelet references are 580/93150 end pieces and the deployment reference is 93150 with the age reference of I3 dating to around 1984.
Watches of this standard and frankly beauty have shown remarkable gains over the years. Whilst we cannot guarantee future values if history is a judge it will be lovely watch to wear and a great investment. We will give a 12 month guarantee on the movement.