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Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Spider Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Spider Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Spider Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Spider Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Spider Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Spider Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Spider Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Spider Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Spider Dial
Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Spider Dial
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Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Spider Dial

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 147905
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number:
Submariner 5513 Full Set "Spider Dial"
Serial/Year: R - 1988
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1520
Case: Excellent case that has been lightly polished with wear from use. The case has scratches and slight nicks along the edges and on top of the lugs. Inner caseback is stamped: 5512, Serial and reference numbers are visible and defined. The crystal has some light wear and scratches. 
Dial: Excellent spider dial that shows a unique cracked appearance. 
Bracelet: Excellent 93150 stainless steel Oyster bracelet with 13 links, 580 end links and divers extension. Back of the clasp is stamped "L8" indicating it is from 1987.
Box & Papers Rolex box, booklets, anchor, wallet and Rolex papers dated 08/1988
Warranty: This vintage Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty.
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.

Vintage Watch Condition Examination

This Rolex watch is in honest vintage condition consistent with age. The case is in good condition with scratches and some nicks. It appears to have been polished. The bezel ring has remained sharp and the bezel insert is in good condition with some wear and scratches. The dial is in overall good condition and the top layer of gloss has cracked, earning this the "Spider Dial" nickname. Each of the cracks looks like they developed patina and have tiny dots along them, adding to the unique appearance. The lume on the dial has developed patina and aged to an attractive off white color. The hands have developed patina and the lume is a bit lighter than the lume on the dial. The bracelet is in good condition with some wear and scratches, it has light stretch between the links. 

Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Spider Dial

Rolex made the reference 5513 from around 1962 to 1989 and here is a later example from circa 1988. The defining characteristics of these last generation 5513's would be the white gold borders around the hour markers, this is known as "white gold surrounds." This is a characteristic that started in the mid-late 1980s and is still featured on Submariners of this day. The dial on this watch has aged in an interesting way, collectors refer to this as a "Spider Dial." The top layer of gloss has cracked in a way that looks like a spider web and that is how it got the nickname. In addition to the spider web affect, the cracks have tiny dots around them that remind us of stars in the sky, almost like a constellation map. In the world of watch collecting rarity is a big factor and when dials age like this it makes them essentially unique because no two will age exactly the same. In addition to the unique dial, this example comes complete with its box and papers. 

Watch Assist Certified Pre-Owned Certificate Sample Report

* All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. 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. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.


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Fantastic transaction and watch even better than described / pictures. Tanya was great to deal with, easy communication, give her a raise!

Dave G

Watch shows better then in pictures . Second watch purchased from Bobs since October. Very happy with both experiences . I mistakenly overpaid on the price.of my last purchase. Along with the watch was a check for the overpayment. I feel Bobs as honest and trustworthy. Thanks

Sub 5513

Excellent service . Fantastic communication. I couldn’t of asked for more .

Great company

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.

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