Sell My Rolex Submariner

 

Do you want to know the value of your Rolex Submariner?

We can value your vintage sports watch and help you find the best price if you are looking to sell your Submariner.

Free Valuations & Sales Advice on Your Rolex Submariner

In the 1950’s diving was revolutionised by the aqua-lung and diving watches were similarly revolutionised by Rolex’s Iconic Submariner. Editions of the Rolex Submariner have gone on to become some of the most sought-after watches in the vintage Rolex market.

At Mark Littler Ltd we can help you value and sell your Rolex Submariner watch. Read our quick guide of things to look out for when identifying your Submariner watch and get in contact for a free valuation and some no obligation offers.

Vintage Submariner models:

  • 6200 became the 5510
  • 6204 > 6538 > 6538A
  • 6205 > 6536 > 6536/1
  • 5508
  • 5512
  • 5513
  • 1680 > 16800
  • Rolex Deep Sea Special

Free Valuation Request

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Six things to look for in your Rolex Submariner

Rolex-Submariner-Early-Dial-Configuration-6204

Dial

Subtle variations in the dial and text on your Rolex submariner can help you to identify not just your model but the specific edition:

  • The position & colour of ‘SUBMARINER’, if it is present at all
  • Numbers or just markers at 3/6/9 (explorer or submariner-type dials)
  • Is the 12o’clock triangle equilateral or isosceles?
  • Are the meters and feet depths present? If so where and what colour are they?
  • Is the dial gloss or matte black?
Rolex-Submariner-Pencil-Hands-Diall

Hands

There are changes and progressions of hand style, size, colour and decoration. The material the hands are made from and the luminous paint used are all key distinguishing points for different editions. Everything down to the size and position of the seconds hand dot can help identify a specific Rolex edition.

  • Pencil hands were used on the earliest edition
  • Mercedes hands were introduced in 1955.
  • What colour is the seconds hand? Bronze, white or silver.
Rolex-Submariner-Crown-Guards

Crown & Bezel

Like with other factors, subtle variations in the crown and bezel were introduced over the years and can help determine your Submariner’s model & edition:

  • Size of the crown and decoration
  • Crown guards were introduced from 1959 on model 5512
  • Are the crown guards pointed or square?
  • Shape of the numbers on the bezel – rounded or squared
  • Colour of the 12o’clock triangle
Rolex-Box-&-Papers

Box & Papers

When looking to value your vintage Rolex Submariner the original box and papers should be present to get the best valuation for your timepiece. If your Submariner is one of the armed forces editions (versions of models 6538, 5513 and 5517) you should also source the proper provenance (corresponding badges, paperwork, photographs etc.) in order to get the best prices and attract collectors.

Rolex-Submariner-5510-Tropical-Dial

Condition

When considering the condition of your Rolex Submariner first check that wear is the same all over. If a certain part of the watch shows more or less wear than the rest of the piece then this indicates that some parts have been replaced or repaired, which can impact the value. However, damaged watches can still be valuable, especially if they are military pieces with provenance.

Rolex-Model-and-Case-Numbers

Reference & serial No.

Found at the 6’oclock side of the case on vintage Rolex, the serial number is the watch’s unique identity and shows you when the watch was made. The reference number is engraved on the 12o’clock edge and describes the model and what your Rolex Submariner is made from. The model and time of production are two of the most important factors in determining the value of your Rolex.

The Process of Selling Your Submariner

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your vintage watch is easy.

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Send us details about your watch directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your watch. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

Sell your vintage Submariner

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can. Valuations are free and offers are sourced with no obligation.

Watch Valuation Form
Images of you watch & box
Drop a file here or click to upload images of your watch Choose File
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

Watch Selling FAQs

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Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.
Receive money when selling your cask of whisky

Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark conducted a high value sale transaction for me acting as broker. A complex process, clearly explained at each step of the way. Great communication and willing to go the extra mile when it mattered. Entirely trustworthy and highly recommended.”

Mark Williams, via Google

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews
Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google

Do you want to know the value of your Rolex Submariner?

We can value your vintage sports watch and help you find the best price if you are looking to sell your Submariner.

Free Valuations & Sales Advice on Your Rolex Submariner

In the 1950’s diving was revolutionised by the aqua-lung and diving watches were similarly revolutionised by Rolex’s Iconic Submariner. Editions of the Rolex Submariner have gone on to become some of the most sought-after watches in the vintage Rolex market.

At Mark Littler Ltd we can help you value and sell your Rolex Submariner watch. Read our quick guide of things to look out for when identifying your Submariner watch and get in contact for a free valuation and some no obligation offers.

Vintage Submariner models:

  • 6200 became the 5510
  • 6204 > 6538 > 6538A
  • 6205 > 6536 > 6536/1
  • 5508
  • 5512
  • 5513
  • 1680 > 16800
  • Rolex Deep Sea Special

Free Valuation Request

Watch Valuation Form Mini
PLEASE SELECT
Upload a picture of your watch & box
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

Six things to look for in your Rolex Submariner

Rolex-Submariner-Early-Dial-Configuration-6204

Dial

Subtle variations in the dial and text on your Rolex submariner can help you to identify not just your model but the specific edition:

  • The position & colour of ‘SUBMARINER’, if it is present at all
  • Numbers or just markers at 3/6/9 (explorer or submariner-type dials)
  • Is the 12o’clock triangle equilateral or isosceles?
  • Are the meters and feet depths present? If so where and what colour are they?
  • Is the dial gloss or matte black?
Rolex-Submariner-Pencil-Hands-Diall

Hands

There are changes and progressions of hand style, size, colour and decoration. The material the hands are made from and the luminous paint used are all key distinguishing points for different editions. Everything down to the size and position of the seconds hand dot can help identify a specific Rolex edition.

  • Pencil hands were used on the earliest edition
  • Mercedes hands were introduced in 1955.
  • What colour is the seconds hand? Bronze, white or silver.
Rolex-Submariner-Crown-Guards

Crown & Bezel

Like with other factors, subtle variations in the crown and bezel were introduced over the years and can help determine your Submariner’s model & edition:

  • Size of the crown and decoration
  • Crown guards were introduced from 1959 on model 5512
  • Are the crown guards pointed or square?
  • Shape of the numbers on the bezel – rounded or squared
  • Colour of the 12o’clock triangle
Rolex-Box-&-Papers

Box & Papers

When looking to value your vintage Rolex Submariner the original box and papers should be present to get the best valuation for your timepiece. If your Submariner is one of the armed forces editions (versions of models 6538, 5513 and 5517) you should also source the proper provenance (corresponding badges, paperwork, photographs etc.) in order to get the best prices and attract collectors.

Rolex-Submariner-5510-Tropical-Dial

Condition

When considering the condition of your Rolex Submariner first check that wear is the same all over. If a certain part of the watch shows more or less wear than the rest of the piece then this indicates that some parts have been replaced or repaired, which can impact the value. However, damaged watches can still be valuable, especially if they are military pieces with provenance.

Rolex-Model-and-Case-Numbers

Reference & serial No.

Found at the 6’oclock side of the case on vintage Rolex, the serial number is the watch’s unique identity and shows you when the watch was made. The reference number is engraved on the 12o’clock edge and describes the model and what your Rolex Submariner is made from. The model and time of production are two of the most important factors in determining the value of your Rolex.

The Process of Selling Your Submariner

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your vintage watch is easy.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your watch directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your watch. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

Sell your vintage Submariner

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can. Valuations are free and offers are sourced with no obligation.

Watch Valuation Form
Images of you watch & box
Drop a file here or click to upload images of your watch Choose File
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

Watch Selling FAQs

Asset 4
Asset 8
Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.
Receive money when selling your cask of whisky

Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark conducted a high value sale transaction for me acting as broker. A complex process, clearly explained at each step of the way. Great communication and willing to go the extra mile when it mattered. Entirely trustworthy and highly recommended.”

Mark Williams, via Google

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google