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Rolex Submariner (No Date) 6536-1 Red Depth 1955 mit Papiere

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
Available now
Expected delivery
Nov 5, 2021 - Nov 17, 2021
Payment Method
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Reviews: 27
This dealer is from Eltville, Germany.
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Basic Info

Listing code 7VG1H8
Brand Rolex
Model Submariner (No Date)
Reference number 6536/1
Dealer product code Rolex 6536-1 Red Depth
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Steel
Year of production 1955
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
Original box, original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Germany, Eltville


Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 1030
Number of jewels 25


Case material Steel
Water resistance 10 ATM
Bezel material Steel
Crystal Plexiglass
Dial Black
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet material Steel
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel


Central seconds, Rotating Bezel, Limited Edition, Screw-Down Crown, Only Original Parts


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New arrived !

From collector's hand !

First possession !!!

original Rolex Submariner 6536-1 Red Depth with box and original papers!!!

Elements of the submarine 6536

The crown

Like all u boats until the first appearance of the referee. 5512 in 1959, the ref. 6536 has an unprotected crown, as there are no protections built into the case.

The winding crown itself is the 6mm version, as opposed to the 8mm crown on the 'James Bond' reference 6538, a feature that gives the later watch a 200m depth rating for the 6536's 100m crown.

Apart from the difference in crown size and water resistance, the two models are almost identical. In fact, the caseback of the earliest models of ref. 6536 are actually stamped '6538', scratched through and then engraved with the correct number underneath.

Submariner 6536
The Submariner 6536 paved the way for the modern Submariner.

The dial

The first wave of both models were released with the same dial, which unusually did not include the name 'Submariner' or the depth rating anywhere. A tiny number of 6536 issues, estimated at no more than 10 copies, were later written in red with maximum depth. and if you come across one, grab it!

Fewer still, as you could count them on one hand, are the Explorer dial-up versions. While the majority of pieces came with the same mix of round indexes and baton bars with the inverted triangle at 12 that the sub still features today, there are still one or two examples with the Arabic 3-6-9 markings of the Explorer . You can probably guess how valuable these particular pieces are.

Submariner 6536
The Submariner 6536 has a very desirable dial.

The hands

Both dial variants, the extremely rare Explorer dial and the regular but still ridiculously rare gold-plated dial, came with the same Mercedes-style hands that were first included in the Submariner range. 6200 from 1954. the earliest models retained the longer types, with one minute hand covering the outer chapter ring of the dial before being shortened at some point during the production cycle.

The movement

The Referee. 6536 was powered by Cal. 1030, a 25-jewel automatic caliber introduced in 1950 that would achieve cosc status by the end of the decade. However, that would come after the ref. 6536 was discontinued, so you won't find any so called occ examples with the text "Officially certified chronometer" on the dial, as you will with later references.

Formally recognized or not, the Cal. 1030 was still an impressive achievement, the first bi-directional self-winding movement Rolex had produced. With a frequency of 18,000 kilometers per hour and a blue steel spring with Breguet overwinding, it was set by the brand to five positions, exactly as if it had received certification from the Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute.

In total, the Cal. 1030 would be used in well over two dozen Rolex models before the updated 1500 series would be phased out.

Submariner 6536
What do you think about the Submariner 6536? Comment below!

The Legacy

The time in the spotlight was certainly brief, but just like vintage Rolex, it is this precise, ephemeral nature that makes the referee . 6536 a tempting target for collectors as well as a fascinating chapter in Submariner history.

With each iteration, no matter how short-lived, Rolex has taken another step to perfect what for many people is their signature.

The Sub is undoubtedly the most influential diving watch ever made, and tracing its origins through these extremely rare examples is a fascinating journey.

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