Brand: ROLEX


Reference: 6536-1

Year: 1956

Serial : 155XXX

Diameter : 37mm


Case: Unpolished case retains its original shape, with corners still very present and a thick, unpolished case. The watch must have been worn very little. Very visible chamfers and very well preserved case.

Dial: Rare original railroad dial marked swiss and in perfect condition considering the level of radium at the time, gilt lacquer and railroad, original dial from the 50's, the first version with its two gilt lines and very rare luminescent green index also at 6 o'clock which reacts to UV and hands which match well. Rolex changed them often because of the highly concentrated radiation of radium swiss-only dials. The dial is beautifully unlacquered, with lots of character and well-patinated indexes that are still luminescent, as are the original gilt hands with their large Lollipop seconds hand.

Bracelet: Vintage leather bracelet

Accessories: None

Return policy
Return policy
Return policy All watches sold have a 3 days return policy. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us by email or phone, then return the watch in the exact same condition as received and we will refund you within 10 days after we fully inspectied the watch received back in our offices at your expense. We will not refund any watches beyond the 3-days inspection period following the delivery. Paris Heure cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss from the date of delivery of the watches. If there is a problem when the watch is sent back the client Paris Heure cannot be held responsible , the client has to take his own insurance with the shipping company at his cost, we can help you with this. 
Delivery : Buyers are responsible for all additional customs fees, duties, or taxes. All shipments are sent fully insured via Malca Amit who primarily uses Fedex. A tracking number will be given to you after collection of the package. In case of loss or theft of packages, a refund will only be made after approval of the insurance claim by our insurance provider Malca Amit.

Guarantee : All watches are guaranteed for 6 months for normal use. For vintage watches that are not waterproof, there is no guarantee of water resistance. In the caseof a water resistance problem linked to the non-screwing of the crown, the warranty is also void. In the case of shocks to the watch, the warranty is void. Normal use only qualifies for the 6-month warranty.


Our opinion: The submariner called "James Bond" or small crown is the first submariner version from the 50s, a real tool watch used by divers and in the first James Bond films. The case without crown guard gives it a vintage yet modern look for the 50s, proving once again that Rolex has always been ahead of its time in terms of tool watches. Magnificent example of the little James Bond reference 6536-1. The particularity of these models is that they are mounted on lacquered dials, which are very rare and often in poor condition. This one is perfect, original and very rare first version with its large Lollipop seconds hand. A beautiful vintage collector's watch from the 50's, the famous James Bond with its small winder without crown protection! A must-have in any serious collection. For this price, you're buying a piece of Rolex Submariner history.