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Bob's Watches
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At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.

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VINTAGE ROLEX SUBMARINER 5513 STAINLESS STEEL

A rare and "fresh-to-market" Rolex Submariner in stainless steel
VINTAGE ROLEX SUBMARINER 5513 STAINLESS STEEL
Auction Ended
$14,500
6 Bids
Reserve Met
Auction Ended On
June 15, 2020
Lot 4
Starting Bid: $12,000 
Estimate $12,000 - $20,000
Manufacturer: Rolex
Year: Circa 1967
Model Name:
Submariner
Reference: 5513
Case Serial Number:
1,5XX,XXX
Condition: Excellent condition. 
Material: Stainless Steel
Dimensions:
40mm
Bracelet: Stainless steel fold-over link oyster bracelet. 
Item Number: 130301
Movement:        Cal. 1520, manual-winding, 26 jewels.
Signed Case, dial, movement, and bracelet.

Rolex Submariner 5513 Stainless Steel 

Bob's does NOT charge a buyer's premium – what you bid is what you pay.

Condition Report

Dial

Excellent original condition and very clean matte black meters first tritium dial with warm creamy lume plots and matching hands. All luminous plots remain intact. 

Case

Excellent original condition stainless steel case that has previously been polished in the past, with very light ear from use. Serial and reference numbers remain crisp and well defined. Inside caseback is engraved 5513 II.67. 

Bezel

Original black fat font "kissing 4" bezel insert is in very good condition and shows some light wear.  

Bracelet

Original stainless steel fold over link oyster bracelet with 12 links. Bracelet is in good condition and has slight stretch from use. The clasp stamped with a 4-71 date code. 

Box and Papers

Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card.

Catalog Essay:

The reference 5513 Rolex Submariner was first released in 1962, and remained in production until 1989, making it the Submariner reference with the longest production period in the history of Rolex’s iconic dive watch. Due to having a production span of over a quarter of a century, Rolex Submariner 5513 watches can be found with a wide range of variation when it comes to dials, bezels, crown guards, crystals, and bracelets. This diversity within a single reference makes the ref. 5513 Submariner one of the most interesting and exciting Rolex references to collect.

During its production period, the ref. 5513 Submariner was fitted with three different generations of dials. The very first reference 5513 watches were fitted with glossy gilt dials; however by around 1967, Rolex stopped using gild dials, and switched to matte dials, which lasted until the mid-1980s. By approximately 1984, Rolex had discontinued matte dials on the Submariner collection, and switched to gloss black dials with applied, white gold hour markers, which is similar to the style of dials fitted to modern Rolex Submariner watches.

Despite not being the oldest or most unusual Submariner reference ever produced, many collectors feel that the reference 5513 is the quintessential vintage Rolex Submariner reference, and it is likely the first model that comes to many individual’s minds when they think of a vintage Rolex dive watch. Additionally, since production of the ref. 5513 spanned the entire matte dial era, many collectors believe that the stark utilitarian aesthetic of the matte dial is most representative of this iconic Rolex dive watch reference.

This particular Rolex Submariner 5513 watch dates back to approximately 1967 is fitted with an original ‘meters first’ matte dial, which represents the very first matte dial variation that was fitted to reference 5513 Submariner watches. Additionally, the tritium lume on the dial and hands has developed a rich, symmetrical patina that has taken on a warm cream color, making this particular watch an excellent example of the legendary matte dial ref. 5513 Rolex Submariner.

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MOVEMENT: Watch is functioning. This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty.

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