Vintage Rolex 5512 Submariner Watch Ultimate Guide

In our latest installment of The Minute Details series—where we examine the seemingly small differences that make a huge impact on the watch’s value—we dive into the famous vintage Rolex Submariner ref. 5512. Produced from 1959 until about 1979, the Submariner ref. 5512 brought about several notable changes to the famous Rolex diver’s watch family. For instance, it grew in size to 40mm compared to the 38mm sizes of preceding models. Furthermore, it introduced the crown guards to the Submariner collection.