Sunday, May 03, 2009

Rolex Wrist Shot of the Day: Johan's Rolex Milsub [Reference 5517]

Johan's Rolex Milsub
[Reference 5513, Circa 1975]

Johan's very rare Milsub is pictured below. Rolex Milsubs (Military Submariner) were specially made for the British Military and they have several unique characteristics that include:

1. Sword Hands
2. Second indices running around the entire bezel
3. Solid Springbars that are soldered into the watch. This means you can only wear a Milsub with a NATO or slip-through strap strap. The Milsub was originally delivered with NATO straps only. Since the spring-bars are soldered into the lugs there are no springbar holes which give the watch an unusually modern, clean vibe.
4. Circle "T" Tritium on dial above Submariner designation.

Rolex 5513 Milsub models are very rare and worth a small fortune.