Up for grabs is a Rolex Submariner No-Date
Watch has been acquired from a US Vietnam War veteran, who evidently was the second owner with a story you see attached. Peter was not a collector of watches and the watch was found with a refinished dial (which will be included). The service dial was found and put on by me before the sale. The story does not add or subtract any significant value from the put on asking price of the watch.
6538 reference no-crown-guards “big crown”
426,0XX serial number circa late 1958
Excellent vintage condition case with no corrosion or pitting. Serial and reference numbers are intact and readable. Case has been polished before. Crown appears original BREVET.
Dial is tritium service chapter ring with light cream patina. Please note damage by coronet and ROLEX. Hands are matched to the dial.
Original bezel and newer fat font insert with dark patina’s tritium pearl.
Caseback is excellent and corrosion free. Stamped 6538 and IV.1958
Movement appears to be in excellent physical condition as well as running. No service has been performed since the declared 1985 service by Rolex.
Watch comes on unworn, vintage leather brown strap with steel Rolex buckle.