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Vintage 1979 Rolex Submariner 5513 Feet First Dial

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Item Number: 122862
Condition: (What's This?) Vintage
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.
Manufacturer: Rolex
Model: Submariner 5513
Serial/Year: 5,5XX,XXX - 1979
Gender: Men's
Movement / Features: Automatic movement, waterproof screw-down crown, acrylic crystal
Case: Very good case that has previously been polished with light wear from use. Comes with a black bezel insert with light wear. Inner caseback is stamped: 5513. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. 
Dial: Excellent Tritium matte Maxi dial with light creamy markers and matching hands. 
Bracelet: Very good 93150 bracelet with 12 links and 580 end links. Back of clasp is stamped "VE". Bracelet has light stretch from use.
Box & Papers: Rolex box, anchor, and papers
Comments: This vintage Submariner comes with Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty

Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513

By Paul Altieri

Many avid Rolex collectors agree that part of the appeal of collecting vintage watches is hunting down a particular reference or feature set.  Collectors of all budgets will find the Submariner 5513 particularly intriguing as it boasts a longer production run and, as a result, a large selection of variations.  For example, early models featured a glossy dial, which was then replaced with the matte variation that is presented here today around 1966.  The depth rating also changed from meters first to feet first during this time.  Other upgrades include a larger luminous display and changes to the font on the dial.

It’s also important to note that the Submariner 5513 was produced alongside the similar ref. 5512, with the main difference being that the ref. 5512 was COSC certified and the ref. 5513 was not.  As a result, the Submariner 5513 enjoyed a more affordable price as well as a longer production run.

The Submariner 5513 presents in a stainless steel finish that appears to have been polished and shows some signs of light wear.  The dial is the feet-first matte variety with two lines of text to signify that it is not chronometer-rated, and displays the time via Tritium lume that has aged to a vanilla patina.  This timepiece was likely a treasured companion for many years, which makes it all that more desirable among avid Rolex collectors.

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  • September 21, 2018
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    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.

  • March 15, 2018
     

    Just the way I expect it to be, excellente😊 This is my second purchase from Bob’s Watches , the service is great .

  • August 14, 2015
    Vintage Rolex Sub - Amazing

    Excellent model 5513 Submariner

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    Everything is fantastic, box, papers, warrenty, tags.... But the bracelet has been polished, while it said it didn't, and the watch itself has many more little and light scratches that I didn't expect, for me it's condition 2,not 1,as you said..... Not very happy about it..... Best regards. Jacopo anticoli

    December 20, 2018
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