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|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Serial/Year:||1,7XX,XXX - 1967|
|Movement:||Automatic 1520 movement w/ date, waterproof screw-down crown|
|Case:||Excellent case that has previously been polished and shows light wear with factory bevels still intact. Comes with a fat font long 5 bezel insert with light wear from use. Case back is stamped: 5513 II.67. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Excellent meters first dial with beautiful warm creamy yellow markers and matching hands.|
|Bracelet:||Excellent 93150 with 10 links and 558B end links. Bracelet has light wear from use. Clasp is stamped "J1".|
|Box & Papers||Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card|
|Comments:||This vintage Rolex Submariner comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri
The Rolex Submariner Date 5513 was one of the first references in the line to offer a crown guard, proceeded only by its predecessor the reference 5512. When detailing the history of the Rolex Submariner 5513, it’s important to mention the ref. 5512 first as it offers a style that is nearly identical but with a chronometer-rated movement. Both models were produced alongside each other with the 5513 out-producing the 5512, thanks to a lower price point that was made possible by a non-COSC rated movement. The longer production run – approx. twenty years - also equates to a greater availability on the pre-owned Rolex market, making the ref. 5513 relatively affordable and easy to obtain.
The vintage example that is presented here is in exceptional condition for a watch of this age, showing light wear with bevels intact as well as crisp serial and reference numbers. There are a handful of bezel and dial variations available, with this particular Submariner presenting the time on a rare matte “Meters First” dial in a creamy patina. Not only is this variation exceedingly difficult to find, but it also indicates that this is an earlier model 5513. A “Long Five” fat font bezel insert accompanies the rare dial and is characterized by an elongated “5” at the 50 marker, creating a highly desirable feature set.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. 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.
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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.