Bob's Watches Fresh Finds - June 2020


Bob's Watches, one of the foremost and authoritative retailers for used and vintage luxury watches, has just introduced a brand new platform for buying watches, monthly auctions! Aptly named 'Fresh Finds', this new monthly auction will feature rare original watches from original owners, most of which have never been seen before and are fresh to the market.

June's auction will be made up of 16 remarkable vintage Rolex timepieces that have been curated by Bob's Watches. The auction has already begun and will end on June 15th, so you better hurry. And as always with Bob's Watches, there is no buyer's premium. Happy shopping!

All prices are in USD and all images are supplied by Bob’s Watches.

Lot 1: Rolex GMT Master 1675 Pepsi

In excellent condition, the Rolex GMT-Master 1675 features an original glossy gilt dial, creamy yellow hour markers and hands, the original steel case, the original fat font Pepsi bezel insert which has developed beautifully along with the original stainless steel 9315 fold-over oyster link bracelet with 12 links.

Auction Estimate: $20,000 - $35,000

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Lot 2: Rolex Submariner 5513

An icon of watchmaking, this particular Rolex Submariner reference 5513 is in excellent condition, has an original matte black meters first tritium dial, original lume plots and hands. The steel case is original, the caseback has an engraving "CHARLES BERNARD SMITH", and the original black bezel insert has faded to a nice navy hue.

Auction Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

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Lot 3: Rolex Daytona 6239

This Rolex Daytona 6239 is in excellent condition, was produced circa 1966 and features an original dial, steel case, steel bezel and original stainless steel USA jubilee bracelet with 18 links. A rarity indeed.

Auction Estimate: $38,000 - $50,000

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Lot 4: Rolex Submariner 5513

Another Rolex Submariner 5513, also in excellent condition. This model was produced circa 1967, has an original matte black meters first tritium dial, creamy lume plots and hands, an original steel case with an inscription inside the caseback engraved with "5513 II.67".

Auction Estimate: $12,000 - $20,000

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Lot 5: Rolex Daytona 6262

In excellent condition and featuring an original silver tritium dial, creamy lume plots with matching hands, an original case with a caseback engraved "Ray Floren", an original steel bezel and an original steel C+1 oyster rivet bracelet.

Auction Estimate: $40,000 - $55,000

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Lot 6: Rolex Submariner 5512

The 5512 is a landmark timepiece which, when released in 1959, marked the point in history where the Submariner began to take on its contemporary form. This particular model is in excellent condition, has an original matte black meters first 4-line tritium dial, an original case, original fat font bezel and original 93150 bracelet.

Auction Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

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Lot 7: Rolex Explorer 1655 Steve McQueen

Nicknamed the 'Steve McQueen' (even though the actor never wore on in real life), the 1655 represents the oldest and most desirable model among all the Rolex Explorer II references. This particular example is from circa 1978 and is excellent condition throughout. The highlight is the original matte black "Rail Dial" with matching original hands and creamy markers as well as the original steel bezel.

Auction Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

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Lot 8: Rolex Explorer 1016

This example of the Rolex Explorer 1016 was produced circa 1978 and has developed charming characteristics. From the original black tritium "3,6,9" dial to the creamy lume and almost orange hands, the 1016 presents as one of the most accessible lots in June 2020's Fresh Finds auction.

Auction Estimate: $9,000 - $17,000

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Lot 9: Rolex Daytona 6265

This example of the Rolex Daytona is in excellent condition and features an original condition silver dial with light creamy markers and an original steel case engraved on the back with "To Arnold with affection for 25 years Alvin".

Auction Estimate: $45,000 - $60,000

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Lot 10: Rolex GMT Master 1675

Lot 10 is an awesome offering and a brilliant example of a pristine aged GMT Master 1675. This example, produced circa 1961, features a glossy gilt chapter ring exclamation dial, an original steel pointed crown guard case, an original fat font Pepsi bezel and an original steel oyster rivet bracelet.

Auction Estimate: $25,000 - $40,000

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Lot 11: Rolex Chronograph 6268

Known as the "pre-Daytona" the 6268 was produced between 1962 and 1968 with less than 2,500 examples being produced, thus the rarity associated with it. This particular example of the 6268 is in excellent original condition, comes on an original oval jubilee link bracelet and was produced circa 1966.

Auction Estimate: $23,000 - $35,000

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Lot 12: Rolex Submariner 5513

Another Submariner 5513, this one also in excellent condition. Produced circa 1978, this example has an original black tritium Maxi dial, an original steel case with an engraving on the outside of the caseback which reads "W.T. Howard 12-82", an original black bezel insert and an original 78360 steel oyster bracelet.

Auction Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

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Lot 13: Rolex GMT Master 1675

An absolute gem, this example of the Rolex GMT Master 1675 is in excellent condition, has an original tropical Gilt Chapter Ring dial that has developed an even light brown patina, an original steel pointed crown guard case, an original jubilee bracelet and an original fat font Pepsi bezel insert which has faded to an incredibly beautiful fuchsia hue.

Auction Estimate: $20,000 - $35,000

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Lot 14: Rolex Chronograph 4768

Launched in 1947 and with only 220 examples ever produced, the Rolex 4768 is one of the rarest production Rolex chronographs ever produced. This particular example was produced circa 1947, features a triple calendar chronograph with faceted teardrop lugs with a bi-metal yellow gold and steel case.

Auction Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

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Lot 15: Rolex Submariner 6536

This example of the Submariner 6536 was produced circa 1957 and is in excellent condition. It has an original black dial that has developed a matte finish, creamy lume plots with matching hands, an original case with factory bevels, an original black bezel insert and an original rivet-style Oyster bracelet.

Auction Estimate: $49,000 - $65,000

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Lot 16: Rolex Daytona 6241 Paul Newman

The "Paul Newman" Daytona is often referred to as the most desirable and valuable Rolex model in existence. Its status as an icon is widely celebrated and utterly unwavering. This particular example is exceptional and is offered in excellent condition. It features an original black exotic 3 colour Paul Newman dial, an original bezel bezel insert that does show some signs of wear and an original bracelet.

Auction Estimate: $175,000 - $225,000


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