Rolex Explorer Military 6150

Brand: Vintage Rolex
Model: 6150
Year: 1953
Serial number: 94xxxx
Reference: C01810

Case back is a bit hard to see, it might takes a bit of time to view the full serial by connecting the dots with the loupe

Launched in the early 1950s, the reference 6150 is one of the rarest and earliest examples of the “Explorer” model. Some collectors refer to the reference as a “pre-Explorer” since the first Rolex reference to carry the “Explorer” designation was the model 6350, which was only manufactured in 1953. Early examples of the reference 6150 do not carry the “Explorer” name, and only read “Precision”, however in later years the designation was added to the dial. The present lot is a lovely example of this early model. The highly legible black dial, with its 3-6-9 numerals and Mercedes-style hands, exhibits the iconic characteristics of the Explorer family of watches. The case back is engraved “H. S. 10 CD”, which stand for HS = Hydrographic Service HS 10 = waterproof wrist watch for divers, CD= Clearance Diver, denoting the watch was issued to a British military diver working for the hydrographic services. – From Phillips auction

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