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Rolex 5513 Matte Dial
Rolex 5513 Matte Dial
Rolex 5513 Matte Dial
Rolex 5513 Matte Dial
Rolex 5513 Matte Dial
Rolex 5513 Matte Dial
Rolex 5513 Matte Dial
Rolex 5513 Matte Dial
Rolex 5513 Matte Dial
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Manufacturer: Rolex
Regular Price: $20,574.86
Item Number: 159491
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number:
Submariner 5513 "Non-Serif" 
Serial: 2531XXX
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1520
Case: Stainless steel case; inner caseback is stamped: "5513" and "II 70". The serial and reference numbers are clearly visble between the lugs.
Dial: Excellent matte black "non-serif" dial 
Bracelet: Stainless steel 9315 Oyster bracelet with 11 links, 280 end links and "error" divers extension link. The bracelet is stamped "4-71." This bracelet has a divers extension where Rolex spelled Patented wrong, it reads "Pateted."
Box & Papers: Rolex box and punched Rolex papers
Warranty: This vintage Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.

Pre-Owned Watch Condition Examination:

This Submariner is in excellent, honest vintage condition with wear consistent with age. The case is strong with some wear and scratches; it appears to be lightly polished with bevels still visible. The bezel ring has remained sharp and the bezel insert is in great condition with some light wear and scratches. The pip at 12 is a later replacement. The correct non-triplock crown has a bit of wear. The matte black dial is in overall excellent condition with light patina. The lume on the hour markers have developed patina and aged to a striking custard yellow color. The hands have developed patina and the lume in the hands have aged to a darker yellow than the lume on the dial; this is not uncommon. The folded link bracelet is in great, honest condition with some scratches and wear, it has a bit of stretch between the links. The bracelet appears to be unpolished. The crystal has some scratches and light wear. 

Description: Rolex Vintage Submariner 5513

This Pre-Owned Rolex Submariner ref 5513, Circa 1970 was one of the longest continually produced references from the brand. Rolex initially used glossy dials in this model and swapped to matte around 1966. Collectors have identified many different versions of the matte dial 5513 and this example features a "feet first, non-serif" dial.

This 5513 has aged beautifully over the years and the lume has all aged to a rich yellow color giving the watch an instantly recognizable vintage athestic. In addition to being a real looker, this watch comes complete with its box and punched papers. It also features a folded link bracelet with error divers extension. Rolex misspelled patented on the divers extension, it reads "Pateted." These error bracelets are becoming more sought after by collectors because they bring the watch to the next level of rarity. 

This 5513 has a very honest and cohesive look from the case to the bracelet and bezel, everything matches in terms of condition and has a great overall look and feel. If you have been in the market for a matte dial 5513 with a striking patina, this is worth considering. 

Watch Assist Certified Pre-Owned Certificate Sample Report

* All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.


Each order is ready for shipment within one (1) business day after the order is approved and processed. All watch orders are shipped FedEx overnight and are fully insured at no charge to the customer. Please be advised that for any deliveries from Bob's Watches, a recipient aged 21 years or older must be present to provide a signature upon receipt of the package.

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Fantastic transaction and watch even better than described / pictures. Tanya was great to deal with, easy communication, give her a raise!

Dave G

Watch shows better then in pictures . Second watch purchased from Bobs since October. Very happy with both experiences . I mistakenly overpaid on the price.of my last purchase. Along with the watch was a check for the overpayment. I feel Bobs as honest and trustworthy. Thanks

Sub 5513

Excellent service . Fantastic communication. I couldn’t of asked for more .

Great company

The watch was delivered very quickly and was exactly as advertised. They even provided a few vintage pamphlets from the period. All my questions were answered promptly. Overall great experience. I will definitely buy my next Rolex from Bob’s.


The condition of this vintage Rolex 5513 is nicer than I anticipated based on the age. Your staff was very helpful and went out of their way to help make sure I had enough links in the band.

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