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FS: 1958 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5508) "Small Crown"

FS: 1958 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5508) "Small Crown"

Offered at $105,000 USD We are always open to offers and trades. Please feel free to contact us at [email][/email] or by calling (213) 293-0555

Stock # RLXSM5508RT
Brand Rolex
Style Submariner
Model 5508
Serial 40XXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Glossy Gilt
Millimeters 38mm
Strap Rolex Oyster Bracelet W/ 75 End Pieces


This early 1985 Rolex 5508 no crown guard case remains in thick, sharp, unpolished condition retaining the original case chamfers and finishing. The case retains its original crown showing the Rolex coronet and Brevet cross. The bezel and rare "long 5" red triangle insert are original to the watch and remain in wonderful condition with the original radium filled pearl still partially intact. The Rolex oyster bracelet was sourced with the watch and is stamped 4/60 which could have been provided with the watch at the at time of original sale. The bracelet is in an amazing condition showing minimal stretch and retains 11 links and early 75 end pieces. The original crystal does show a craze in the lower left quadrant by the 8 o'clock & 9 o'clock marker.


The glossy gilt chapter ring dial and gilt hands remain untouched condition showing some age but remain in remarkable condition. The glossy gilt dial does show some surface lacquer patina as can be seen in the photos but is honest and original to the watch. Under U.V. light the radium lume plots show some degradation and some of the lume has flaked off the plots in some areas but otherwise remain in very good condition for its age. The radium lume within the original gilt hand's has darkened with age as this is common for early radium but remain fully intact and show no visible lume degradation when inspected under U.V. Light and under magnification.


None. The watch is keeping time accurately but the extended service history is unknown.

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