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|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model: ||Submariner 5513|
|Serial/Year:||L 1989 - 1990|
|Movement:||Automatic 1520 movement w/ date, waterproof screw-down crown|
|Case:||Excellent case that has just been polished and shows light wear from use. Comes with a black bezel insert. Caseback is stamped 5512. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.|
|Dial:||Excellent black tritium dial with matching hands.|
|Bracelet:||Excellent 93150 bracelet with 11 links and 580 end links.|
|Box & Papers||Rolex box, booklets, anchor, and Bob's Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This vintage Submariner comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri,
The Rolex Submariner 5513 was in production for more than 25 years, ending in 1988. Initially it came with a glossy dial, but later examples switched to the matte dial and finally it switched back to the gloss dial where it added white gold surrounds to the hour markers giving the watch a much more modern look. In addition to the dial, you find the legendary 40 mm case, crown guards, and beveled lugs for which this reference is known, all adding to the mystique of the Submariner.
This particular timepiece is an “L” serial indicating a manufacturing date of 1989 marking it one of the last years this model was manufactured and is a great example of the later transitional models of the 5513. The gloss black dial has the white gold surround markers and is in beautiful shape. The hands have tritium luminous material and match the dial perfectly. The case is in good condition and has recently been polished and it shows off the sharp lug bevels very well. The newer bezel insert has a few slight scratches and shows proper signs of age. The 93150 bracelet is in excellent shape with minimal stretch. This piece is gorgeous and priced to move, make sure to grab this one! If you have any questions feel free to contact Larry at Larry@bobswatches.com
*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.
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.