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Old 14 July 2016, 09:36 AM   #1
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Correct endlinks for 5508 Submariner ?

Hello,

I decided to restore my dad's Rolex Submariner 5508.
I'm currently focused on the bracelet. It's a 1968 riveted 7206 with "80" endlinks (my dad broke the bracelet at that time and it was replaced by Rolex).

I have read that the 5508 should have "58" endlinks as show on this chart : http://smg.photobucket.com/user/exsh...chart.jpg.html
But some says 5508 Submariner should have "80" endlinks.

As one of the endlinks on the bracelet is broken, it's the opportunity to replace them with the good ones.
What should I do ? Buy one "80" endlink or buy two "58" endlinks ?
I'm just trying to figure out which are the right endlinks for this watch...

(I recently bought a tropic 16 (T16) and will be on the watch sooner or later)




Thank you.
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Old 14 July 2016, 01:03 PM   #2
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Looks to be an early service dial also unless it's just the pics...still a nice watch and I believe the correct end links are 358? Someone will chime in better informed than myself but nice watch man !!! Cheers
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Old 14 July 2016, 01:14 PM   #3
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I actually just read two different articles...358 and 58 ...we'll find out shortly
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Old 14 July 2016, 05:10 PM   #4
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It depends on the age of the bracelet, it had 58 end links before the 80 end links existed.

In short: it should have 58(old 7206), 80(newer 7206), 380/280(9315), 580(93150).

So the end links ending in 80 is correct unless the bracelet is really old, then 58.
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Old 14 July 2016, 07:26 PM   #5
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Thank you guys.

The bracelet is from 1968 with "80" endlinks on it.

Should I go for the "80" endlinks to match the bracelet or with "58" endlinks to get what the watch originally came with.

I found a "80" endlink for 290,-€. What do think ?



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Old 14 July 2016, 07:59 PM   #6
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64 is the appropriate end if you want a perfect fit.


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Old 14 July 2016, 10:53 PM   #7
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64 ?
It's the first time I read that. And it doesn't seem to be a perfect fit on your picture. The endlink seems to be too low compared to the case.
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Old 14 July 2016, 11:08 PM   #8
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64 ?
It's the first time I read that. And it doesn't seem to be a perfect fit on your picture. The endlink seems to be too low compared to the case.
64 for small crowns and 65 for big crowns as far as I know. :)

80's and 58 will probably both work as well.



Edit: Tried with 80“s and I get a small gap and the 58“s are even lower/smaller. Of course both could probably have a snug fit with some adapting but I wont do that as those endlinks are normally fitted to my 5512 and 6542.
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Old 15 July 2016, 05:44 PM   #9
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Ah, the 5508 case is different than the 5512/13 cases. I didn't think of that.

I only have 36mm DJs that I fit with 58s and 40mm GMTs and subs that I fit with 80s.

Has some one ever done a chart of the different case/models and their endlinks?
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Old 16 July 2016, 01:13 AM   #10
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Yes, there is one there : http://smg.photobucket.com/user/exsh...chart.jpg.html

But I think it's not 100% accurate.

I thing I'll buy that "80" endlink to fit the present bracelet (7206 from 1968)
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Old 24 October 2016, 09:57 PM   #11
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I'm still looking for the right endlinks...

I'm hesitating between the "80" and the "58".
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Old 25 October 2016, 04:20 AM   #12
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Hey Philisme,

64 would be your best option.

Although the 80 and 58 links will suffice if need be.

Beautiful watch by the way!
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Old 27 April 2018, 10:45 AM   #13
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Hello,

I decided to restore my dad's Rolex Submariner 5508.
I'm currently focused on the bracelet. It's a 1968 riveted 7206 with "80" endlinks (my dad broke the bracelet at that time and it was replaced by Rolex).

I have read that the 5508 should have "58" endlinks as show on this chart : http://smg.photobucket.com/user/exsh...chart.jpg.html
But some says 5508 Submariner should have "80" endlinks.

As one of the endlinks on the bracelet is broken, it's the opportunity to replace them with the good ones.
What should I do ? Buy one "80" endlink or buy two "58" endlinks ?
I'm just trying to figure out which are the right endlinks for this watch...
Hello, I have one new 5508 serial #762.XXX. The end links are 64, you can be sure.

Good luck on your restoration!

Best wishes, Filipe
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Old 11 September 2018, 07:07 PM   #14
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wow, your 5508 is in impressive condition !

Thank you, I'll search for 64 endlinks.
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Old 13 September 2018, 04:46 AM   #15
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65 for early 5508's, 64 or 80 for later examples.
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