CIRCA: 1966
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
BRACELET MATERIAL: Stainless steel expanding rivet
BRACELET SIZE: 6.4 inches / 162.5mm
DIAL: Black
MOVEMENT: Automatic
ACCESSORIES: Original crown, main spring, and gasket

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This Submariner reference 5512 is the watch many collectors dream about finding. It retains its 1966 charm through its well preserved case, original bezel insert, original dial and hands, and original bracelet. The four-line matte dial is in excellent condition and the bottom two lines are a charming blue-grey color. The case retains its original bevels and is full. The original expanding rivet bracelet is in good condition.

The hand-etched numbers to the back of the lug are very neat. In addition to these numbers, the movement is marked "ROW," indicating the watch was imported to the U.S. The bracelet is marked "C+I" to note that it was produced in either the U.S. or Mexico. Tiffany & Co. retailed Rolex watches during this period and it is likely that this watch was sold by Tiffany & Co. given these factors.

This watch is offered from the family of the original owner. It presents a special opportunity to obtain the increasingly hard to find good condition 5512 Submariner.

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