|Year||1967 / 1968|
Here we have a 1.73m serial Rolex 5512 Submariner from 1967 / 1968 with it’s very rare original punched chronometer papers showing the matching original serial number and movement number.
The watch was serviced by Rolex back in 2001 where they replaced the original meters first dial with a new ‘Swiss-T<25’ denoted service dial – which comes with the watch – see picture. The dial has currently been swapped for a refinished metres first 5512 dial so looks like it would have originally and has been relumed to match the original tritium hands. The watch could have the service dial refitted should a purchaser wish.
The watch comes on a 93150 Rolex Oyster fliplock bracelet with 580 end pieces in nice condition that are easier to adjust and much more sturdy that the earlier rivet/folded link bracelets making it less stressful to wear daily!
The original 1570 movement matches the chronometer papers and has been previously serviced and keeping good time.
Case back is stamped inside IV.67 denoting manufacture in the fourth quarter of 1967 with the 1.73m serial clearly visible between the lugs at 6 and correct for early 1968. The 5512 model number is clearly visible between the lugs at 12.
The watch comes with the original punched chronometer papers, previous Rolex service Guarantee, original Your Rolex Oyster booklet and leather wallet.
An original 5512 Metres First Submariner with punched papers would easily be a £25,000 watch with the correct original dial. As this one has a service dial, but with additional refinished dial to regain the original look, this is a chance to own one much cheaper, actually wear and enjoy the watch and maybe look for another original dial while doing so!
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