The “MilSub,” or “Military Submariner” is a rare variant of the Rolex Submariner that was issued to the British armed forces. But when most of us think of the term “MilSub”, we think of the 5513 or 5517 with the sword hards, fully graduated bezel insert, and circled “T” on the dial that we see on Instagram or in a few different episodes of Cheap Rolex Replica. But those watches date to the 1970s – and they’re pretty well studied. Today over on the Vintage Rolex Forum, Australian dealer Jed McCormack has given us a pretty detailed look at the other Rolex military Submariners.
He provides information on Submariners issued to the MOD as early as the reference 6538 Big Crown in the 1950s, followed up by the rare A/6538 and military-issued 5512s. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the report is his look at the so-called “Burford” dials, which were dials refinished by a company called Burford at the request of the MOD to replace the radium components with tritium. Needless to say, this is one that the vintage Rolex Replica Watches lovers will find fascinating, and everyone else will, well, not.
If you think you have a pretty good idea who the average Rolex customer is, chances are you’re right. A survey of 8,000 U.K. residents attempted to get a better profile of Rolex owners and the results show us that sometimes preconceptions exist for a reason. The data was collected by Home Protect, a British insurance company, and the study found that Cheap Rolex owners are, on average, rich, older men. Male owners outnumber female owners almost two to one, a company director is more likely to own a Rolex than a butcher, and most Rolex owners are actually retired. However, the study does confirm one big thing: Replica Watches near universal appeal.
That’s not to say there were no surprises or points of interest though. The biggest surprise for me was that of the 8,000 people surveyed, 450 bobbies (British police) were found to wear Cheap Rolex Replica. Divers, dog walkers, and, yes, even chimney sweeps also made the list of owners.