While it’s not the first iteration of Rolex’s voyager, reference 6538 May be one of the most famous Rolex watches ever made. Most people don’t know it by its 6538 reference number, but as Rolex replica watches that Sean Connery wore in the first James Bond movie in 1962: Dr. No.
In addition to all James Bond links, refer to 6538 to check all retro snorkeler collectors’ boxes. It has a diameter of 38mm and has no crown protection and can be immediately identified as an early reference for submarines. In addition, its large upper chain crown (which explains its other nickname: the “big crown”) helps to distinguish it from other anterior crown protected Submariner watches, such as reference number 5508 and reference number 6204.
Swiss Rolex replica snorkelers can find a series of small variations in the dial by referring to the 6538 “bond” or “big crown”, which will only further increase the overall diversity and interest of collectors. The small red triangle located at the zero mark on the baffle plug adds a bright color to the watch and helps identify it as one of the early Submariner references.
The core of reference 6538 is the Rolex 1030 core, which contains 25 gems and beats at a frequency of 18,000 volts. As with all Submariner watches at the time, reference 6538 only shows the time of day, because date complications did not appear on the Submariner line until reference 1680 was introduced in the late 1960s.
From 1955 to about 1959, Rolex replica watch swiss movement produced reference 6538. Although this production window is larger than the other old Submariner references produced at the same time, examples of survival in the original state are rare and valuable today. Most of the reference 6538 snorkelers are fully dressed by their users, usually under harsh conditions, and many people lose or damage them long before they have a chance to become collectible.
The reference 6538 has become one of the most famous Rolex watches ever made, and is often the preferred target of serious, old-fashioned collectors, for its screen prominence and its reputation as the original “bond” voyager. While it’s not the first Submariner, reference 6538 is certainly one of the most iconic and highly discussed cheap fake Rolex watches of all time. In the upcoming final episode of this historical perspectives series, we’ll look at the last of the old submarines in Rolex before it moves to more modern watches with modern architecture and materials. Of course, we are discussing the well-known reference document 5512/5513.