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Vintage Rolex Submariner Ref 5513 "Meters First"
Vintage Rolex Submariner Ref 5513 "Meters First"
Vintage Rolex Submariner Ref 5513 "Meters First"
Vintage Rolex Submariner Ref 5513 "Meters First"
Vintage Rolex Submariner Ref 5513 "Meters First"
Vintage Rolex Submariner Ref 5513 "Meters First"
Vintage Rolex Submariner Ref 5513 "Meters First"
Vintage Rolex Submariner Ref 5513 "Meters First"
Vintage Rolex Submariner Ref 5513 "Meters First"
Vintage Rolex Submariner Ref 5513 "Meters First"
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Manufacturer: Rolex
Regular Price: $17,384.96
Item Number: 121489
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number:
Submariner 5513
Serial/Year: 2,3XX,XXX - 1970
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1520
Case: Excellent case which has been previously polished and shows light wear. Comes with a later service replacement black insert that shows some light wear. Caseback is stamped 5513 IV.68. Serial and reference numbers are clearly visible. This watch has retained its original non-trip lock crown. Acrylic crystal shows some surface wear.
Dial: Excellent meters first dial with creamy white hour markers and matching hands. The dial has a little wear on the edge at six o'clock. Some of the minute marks have slight chips on the edge. The hands and hour markers have aged to the same off white, pale yellow color. The hands have developed patina. 
Bracelet: Very good stainless steel 9315 Oyster Fold-Over with 12 links and 380 endlinks. Back of Oysterlock clasp is stamped B indicating it is from 1977 and is a later replacement. Bracelet shows signs of wear and has slight dents on some of the links.
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box
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 Vintage Rolex watch is in overall great vintage condition consistent with age. The case has been polished and shows signs of wear with scratches. The bezel is a later service replacement and shows little wear. The dial is overall clean with light patina. The lume in the hands and hour markers have aged to a lovely pale yellow color. The folded Oyster bracelet is a later replacement and in great condition with some slight indentations on some links. The bracelet has some stretch between the links which is not uncommon for this type of bracelet. 

Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513

Rolex introduced ref. 5513 around 1962 and it was in production until 1989. It was one of the longest continually produced references from the brand. Rolex initially used glossy dials in this model and swapped to matte around 1966, like this example. When Rolex went to the matte dial they also put the depth rating as "200m = 660ft" and these are known as "meters first" in the collecting community. Eventually Rolex would swap the depth rating to feet first around the early 1970s and have continued this trend to the modern offerings. One theory on this change is that Rolex wanted to boost sales in the United States, but to our knowledge Rolex has not made any definitive statements on this shift. 

* 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!


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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