Rolex, Oyster Perpetual "submariners" Military issue for sal

wet_blobby

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#1
Looking for a realistic asking price, the watch is pussers stamped, serial numbered and has solid pins. As issued to bubbleheads and the like.

Any offers gents?

P.S posted this in the corps as there's no classified section on RR like on Arrse...also the Corps and the watch know each other.... :bball:

and it's not for Sal it's for sale...bloody 'puters.... :rambo:
 
#4
Re: Rolex, Oyster Perpetual "submariners" Military issue for

Going to be out of my price range Blobs..................
Will carry on drooling :money:
 

wet_blobby

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Re: Rolex, Oyster Perpetual "submariners" Military issue for

I've just spoken to Rolex at bexley, the manager there showed me where to find the serial number, which I did and he confirmed a Rolex submariner of that serial number was issued to Chatham dockyard in 1975.......he also gave me a guideline figure of what people are paying for them........ o_O
 
#7
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wet_blobby said:
The serial number on my watch is 0552/923-7697.....
That looks like an NSN. So much so that I've looked it up for you. The number was re-referenced a long time ago, and the new number (6645 757 3314) shows up as a luminous diver's watch , rated to 300m, with a value of £62.60 (sixty-two pounds and sixty of your new pence).

Hope this helps!
 

wet_blobby

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Yep, my mistake, I thought that was the serial number, it wasn't. If anything I now know to find the real serial number!

I cant believe it's worth so much...fcuking happy chappy or what.

Editted to add....there's still watches like mine festering in stores if any of you out there are bored QM's with time to find correct numbers and put in demands........hint hint....... :thumright:
 

chieftiff

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I would love it mate, but just a tadge beyond my budget I think, is it similar to this Ebay
 
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Re: Rolex, Oyster Perpetual "submariners" Military issue for

[quote="Joe_Crow. The number was re-referenced a long time ago, and the new number (6645 757 3314) shows up as a luminous diver's watch , rated to 300m, with a value of £62.60 (sixty-two pounds and sixty of your new pence).quote]


Can get 3 with change for that in Turkey :dwarf:
 
#12
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The Rolex 'submariners ' were phased out and the new item from pusser is a MWC or something like that
I think they sell as surplus for about £80.

New in shop 'submariner' over the counter price is around £2500 but there's a collector base for the ex military ones so you may get a tad more .



:nemo: :nemo:
 

wet_blobby

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The nice man at Christies has just given me a conservative estimate of £30k.................Might go see him on monday. :dance:
 
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wet_blobby said:
The nice man at Christies has just given me a conservative estimate of £30k.................Might go see him on monday. :dance:
With that kind of cash you may be able to buy NZ rather than just emigrating there. :cheers:
 
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Joe_Crow said:
wet_blobby said:
The serial number on my watch is 0552/923-7697.....
That looks like an NSN. So much so that I've looked it up for you. The number was re-referenced a long time ago, and the new number (6645 757 3314) shows up as a luminous diver's watch , rated to 300m, with a value of £62.60 (sixty-two pounds and sixty of your new pence).

Hope this helps!
Would you take £100 for it Blobbs ;)
 

theGimpMK2

Lantern Swinger
#16
Bump this thread for an Oyster question

An oppo has just bought a Rolex oyster with what looks like a navy number on it

He says its from 1968

number roughly engraved on the back is

D/JX3****0

any ideas if this is genuine issue or blagging fake and how could he identify the owner/history

He seems to think watch is worth 2.5-3K and with some provenance maybe more

Thoughts please

Cheers
 
#17
PM Wet Blobby, he's a bloody walking Rolex ecyclopedia since his efforts to find a new owner for his Rolex mentioned in the OP.
He might be able to put you in contact with some Rolex collectors.
He probably won't be online again until next weekend.
Otherwise ARRSE has a few Rolex collectors, post over there and you may get a few replies.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
#18
theGimpMK2 said:
Bump this thread for an Oyster question

An oppo has just bought a Rolex oyster with what looks like a navy number on it

He says its from 1968

number roughly engraved on the back is

D/JX3****0

any ideas if this is genuine issue or blagging fake and how could he identify the owner/history

He seems to think watch is worth 2.5-3K and with some provenance maybe more

Thoughts please

Cheers
The number looks more like an RN official number rather than a serial number
 
#19
Re: Rolex, Oyster Perpetual "submariners" Military issue for

The number is indeed a service and not serial number. The number indicates division and branch.
D is obviously Devonport and J indicates the owner was a member of either the seaman or communicators branch that had signed on for long service (12 years plus option of further 10 years to qualify for pension). The "X" simply means that the owner joined after the introduction of a new pay code introduced in the 1930's.

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/NavalNumbers.html

I would say it was older than 1968. My Father was D/JX 6xxxxx and he joined around 1948 I think.

Have a nice day
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