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This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner, ref 5508, c.1962 (serial number 762960) of the ‘small crown’ type carries an estimate of £5500-7500 at Fellows on November 27.

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It was the last of the Subs to carry many of the watch’s original characteristics including an absence of crown guards.

This example c.1962 (serial number 762960) of the ‘small crown’ type carries an estimate of £5500-7500 at The Watch Sale to be held by Fellows in Birmingham on November 27.

Most have a depth rating of 100m, this example is rated to the dial at 200m. The condition report notes a snapped insert to the rotating bezel and repainted hour markers but the movement is currently functioning.

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