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  1. erpin9 Feb 19, 2021

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    Its been a while searching for a Rolex Submariner 5512 and i finally got what i always wanted, a 1962 model with pointed crown guard and gilt chapter ring dial. I bought it from a nice gentleman from Hobart, Tasmania who is also a member of the Rolex Forum. He got the watch from a local diver who really used it for what it was intended. The case has pitting from salt water corrosion especially between the lugs but has not been polished to remove the pitting. Maybe some light hand polish to remove the grime and dirt. The original bevel on the lugs are still there. The bezel is faded with a fair amount of scratches which matches the overall character of the watch. The gilt chapter ring dial is in awesome condition despite the watch being used as a workhorse. Overall, a great addition to my collection.

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  2. Rumar89 Feb 19, 2021

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    Beautiful, congratulations!
     
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  3. Meyrin Feb 20, 2021

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    What a wonderful old Sub! ::rimshot::To me it´s heart-warming to see a Rolex tool watch that has really been used as it was made to be in Geneva so long ago, given a hard time and not stuffed in a safe or bought as an "investment". How is it running? And I wouldn´t ever get it polished...those scratches tell its life history! Cheers!
     
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  4. SmithSJ Feb 20, 2021

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    Congratulations. Looks fabulous. Agree with the other posters that it’s nice to see a tool watch that’s had a life.
     
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  5. Dsplash Feb 21, 2021

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    Seems like a nice honest piece, congrats!
    It’s nice to see one that hasn’t been « cosmetically enhanced » for the sale!
     
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  6. erpin9 Feb 21, 2021

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    Yes i would definitely keep it as is. I love vintage watches that really looks well used but not abused with all the telltale dings, scratches, pittings, etc... I am posting the link on the Rolex Forum when the seller first got this watch in 2009.

    https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=69651
     
  7. Bakertime Feb 25, 2021

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    That is an awesome example! The long hunt seems like it more than paid off.
     
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  8. T<25 Feb 25, 2021

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    Wow nice honest example. I bet the watch looks even better in person.
     
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  9. milwatch126 Mar 21, 2021

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    That’s a beauty. Love the bezel insert and originalhand set. Usually changed during service with the crown. Looking a hand set for my own 1962.
    Enjoy and wear in good health.

    M
     
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  10. erpin9 Mar 24, 2021

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    Yes well worth the wait.
     
  11. Zapatta Mar 24, 2021

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    Still waiting for your group photo :whistling: