Rolex Submariner 5513 dating to 1968 based on a serial number in the 2.2 million range. This watch was just serviced at Rolex in December 2013 and is everything you image a vintage Rolex to be.
The Rolex Submariner 5513 is perhaps one of the most iconic models made by Rolex. Loosely considered one the James Bond Submariners due to its use by Roger Moore during the series, the 5513 is one of Rolex’s longest running models having been produced from the late 1950’s through till 1990.
The Submariner 5513 was the first Sub model made by Rolex to feature the integrated crown guards around the Oyster winding crown.
This version of the 5513 features a Rolex perpetual movement, calibre 1520, another workhorse of the Rolex lineup which was manufactured in some version from the mod 1950’s through to 1990.
The watch is fitted with a matte dial with unprotected luminous hour markers. The hands have been changed and are modern Luminova models. The original hands are included but the luminous compound has a wonderful parchment tone.
This watch has been serviced by Rolex directly and provides additional peace of mind going forward about documentation and authenticity.
The rugged Oyster case measures 40 mm wide by 48 mm long and is fitted to a supple hi-end 20 mm unpadded leather strap.