Ultra rare 5513/17 all original Rolex submariner special ordered by the British MOD for Royal Navy. Perfect MK3 smudge dial with a pleasent warm and creamy patina.
Watch is accompanied by a recently issued Rolex service paper from Australia, this double ref is one of the most well preserved example i ever seen.
Introduced in 1958 as part of their "Professional" line of watches, the vast majority Seamaster 300 were produced for the public market. From 1967 until approximately 1970, a very small batch was ordered by the British Royal Navy for military use with a number of special features set them apart from the regular production units.
The cases were delivered with fixed spring bars and dials featured a circle T, signifying the use of tritium for the dial and the hands. The crown was screw down as opposed to the snap down ones found on production versions. Casebacks were engraved by the British MOD with their own branch codes, unique issue number (each) and year of issue.
This military SM300 is a rare survivor and completely original down to the crazed plexi found from the original owner.
Watch is accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming date of production and delivered to the British Royal Navy
Rare military issued "Marine Nationale" (French navy) Tudor Submariner
Perfect blue "arrow" dial with light creamy patina, case has been slightly polished before but still strong and without bracelets mark.
The watch comes with the decommission paper indicated it was served at "Compagnie de protection BSM Lorient"
Rare 1953 British RAF issued Omega with Military of Defence "Circle T"
This omega were issued for only 1 year, thus called the "Omega 53", this dial variation feature the large "circle T" dial and is the rarest of the all 3 variations (thin arrow, fat arrow & circle T)
17 jewels signed manual wind (calibre 283) with antimagnetic dust cover, excellent 37mm stainless steel case with original fix bars, signed screw case back with military engraving. Original black MOD dial and dark brown tritium luminous.
This watch comes with an Omega Extract of Archives indicates that this watch is original and was ordered and sold to the British Military of Defence.
Last service (Q2 2015)