ROLEX SUBMARINER 5510
They say that every Rolex tells a story , this one certainly does.
Iconic Big crown 5510 Rolex submariner Made famous by James Bond 007 in some of his early movies, This watch has the most amazing history, having spent 48 years with its original owner, Mick Fellows MBE, DSC, BEM* M.I. EXp.E. MSM. Mick purchased the watch on the 14th May 1959 in Sembawang village Singapore, when he was a young Royal Navy clearance diver. It took Mick six months to save up the $245.80 cents to buy the watch. It played an important role in the Royal Navy as Micks constant companion. Mick carried on through the ranks and became the first none commisioned Officer to receive the DSC. for his leading role in bomb disposal activities during the Falklands campaign. Mick subsequently went to Buckingham palace to recieve the BEM, the very last BEM to be awarded for Galantry. Mick also led the rescue attempts for the tragic Herald Of Free Enterprise disaster, after she had sank in the English Channel.
Mick now runs a private enterprise and still leads the field as the Worlds leading authority on bomb and ordnance disposal.
Michael G. Fellows MBE, DSC, BEM* MSM M.I. EXp.E,
Mick had his name hand engraved on the case back on the day he bought the watch. It took the little Singaporian jeweller two hours to hand chisel Micks name.
As well as having an amazing history as a tool of Micks trade, the watch has the most amazing service history and is very well known to Rolex. No expense was spared in order to keep this watch up to the standard demanded by Mick and life at the sharp end of military activity. This paperwork not only documents the history of the watch, but it also documents one of the most Illustrious careers in the Royal Navy, right from Able Seaman to Warrant officer.
The original purchase receipt for $245.80 cents dated 14 May 1959
Rolex produced a small book entitled Every Rolex tells a story. The book includes letters from and experiences of Rolex owners, Mick Fellows and his trusted companion are featured in the book.