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Submariner 5512 Sells For £175k (RM 950k)

Submariner 5512 was bought by a medical attendant at Shirebrook Colliery in Mansfield in 1964 for £70 (RM380). It boasts a short-lived dial design, known as the 3-6-9, which was often replaced during servicing. Original owner left the watch to his family who said they were in "a state of disbelief" over its value.

Auctioneer David Hare described it as "the holy grail of vintage watches" at the sale on Friday. The original owner was born in London but moved to Mansfield during World War Two to work in the mines. He bought the watch for his 40th birthday in 1964 and died in 1995.