Pre-Owned Rolex Submariner 6538




POW Condition


Watch Case Material

Stainless steel

Watch Movement


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This Rolex Submariner 6538 is an unusual and sought after piece, often referred to as the ‘holy grail’ of vintage Submariners. It features a 38mm stainless steel case, big crown, and bezel with black insert. Attached to a stainless steel, riveted Rolex bracelet, 7206 with 80 end links. It’s dial is the explorer configuration not one typically found in the 6538, but of a 6200. We believe this 6538 to be one of the first produced, and therefore an overlapped has occurred during the point of production, with other known examples. The dial has been relumed. The 6200 was the first reference to include the now ubiquitous Mercedes-style hands. Powered by an automatic movement. Its case back is stamped 6538 I.56, and we have dated this watch between 1955 – 1956. It’s serial number is 140***.

Product Specifications

Gender Male
Weight 24.50
Brand Rolex
Model Submariner
Model number 6538
Condition 3 (fair)
Box Yes
Papers No
Year 1956
Instructions No
Movement Automatic
Display type Analogue
Case material Stainless steel
Bezel material Steel
Case size 38mm
Dial colour Black
Strap material Stainless steel
Clasp type Fold clasp
Clasp material Steel
Glass type Sapphire glass
Water resistancy 100m (swim proof)
Other features Rotating bezel
SKU S4-003-024-77158795