Rare Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner stainless steel gentl...





Rare Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with the 3-6-9 Explorer dial, reference no. 5513, circa 1964, black gloss 'Swiss 'T<25' single print dial, with minute markers, hour baton markers, quarter 3-6-9 Arabic numerals, gilt and silvered dial printing 'Rolex Oyster Perpetual 200m=660ft Submariner', Mercedes hands with sweep centre seconds, Oyster case with a black calibrated bezel insert, crown guards with screw-down crown, calibre 1530 26 jewel movement, the case back stamped '5513' and dated 'III.64', Rolex USA jubilee bracelet with 50 end links, case, dial and movement signed, bezel diameter 40mm
** Single owner from new when purchased on the 1st November 1965 from Regent Jewellers Ltd, 93 regent St, London W1. Also included is a service receipt confirming the serial number undertaken by Watches of Switzerland from 1984. The name of the owner is listed on this receipt.
** The owner was a model maker by trade and worked originally for the British Railway Model Department. He later joined the modelling workshop of Gerry Anderson who created 'Thunderbirds'  in the 1960s. 

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Box and Papers - with the guarantee booklet.
Movement - appears currently functioning.

Dial - the dial has a very nice gloss patina, with very mild and limited 'spidering' as expected for a dial of this period, this is particularly present around the numerals when viewed beneath a 10x loupe, there is a very small mark to the left of the 6 numerals, also a small fragment of lume has become loose and sits just past the 2 position at present. There is natural wear to the lumes as shown in the UV image - see all images for guidance. A short video of the dial out of the case is available upon email request.

Glass - visible scratch marks present.
Hands - mild marks but nice patina.
Case - Overall we would consider the case to be in good general condition, the inside back has 5/6 service inscription; the bezel insert has visible wear as detailed in the images, it is also currently seized so will require cleaning and attention - see image.
Crown - Rolex crown adjusting and screws down correctly.
Bracelet - Jubilee bracelet with a USA clasp.
Condition reports are provided for general guidance only. Please view images and further information can be obtained upon request. Gardiner Houlgate do not guarantee the working order or time accuracy of any lots. Due to the opening of the wristwatch case backs, it is recommended watches are re-sealed by professional technicians to ensure any stated water resistance is retained.

Auction Date: 24th Oct 2023 at 10am

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