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This is an Extremely Rare Stainless Steel Rolex Submariner Reference 5508 (Movement Number Cal. 1530 (1560). Made between 1958-1960. Depth Rating of 330 Feet. Not only does this watch have an extremely rare white dial but it also has the 3, 6 and 9 arabic numeral indices that are very similar to the Rolex Explorer.
It is really interesting to note how fascinating the early days of the Rolex Submariner were. I say this because because in the early days before the Submariner moniker was used there was a lot of experimenting with dials, bezels and hands. Then from the early 1960s up to 2004 there was no real variation.
It was kind of like Henry Ford saying in the early days of the Ford Automobile company, "You can have a Ford in any color, as long as it is black."
Of course Rolex added the green bezel in 2004 to the LV Submariner, but that is rare.
I Really want one of these and I think it would look really cool on a black NATO Strap!!!