Today's auction showcases this pleasing and very cool 5513 "meters first" Submariner.
Rolex, known for exposing their wristwatches to extreme circumstances, took their testing to a new level on September 30, 1953, when they strapped one of their new prototype Submariner diving watches to the famous Piccard family's bathyscaph FNRS-2 for its world record setting dive to 10,336 feet. The watch survived the testing unharmed and watertight.
Our 5513 is original with a beautiful untouched dial whose luminous has toned to a very nice sepia.
Here are a few of the features that earned this watch its place among the company's highly sought after watches.
- Desirable "meters first" two-line matte black dial
- Original European style riveted Rolex Oyster bracelet reference 7206 with 80 endpieces with 12 links
- Advanced self-winding Cal. 1520 movement
- Heavy Oyster case crafted from a single block stainless steel. This process originally insured that watch was impervious to water to a depth of 660 ft/ 200m.
- Original locking screw down crown for enhanced water resistance.
- Protruded guards to protect the crown
- Easy to read Tritium dial and hands, originally legible even in darkened diving conditions
- Original Rolex graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel for assistance with decompression times
We were fortunate to acquire this classic meters first Sub with all of its original parts. We have not polished the watch or bracelet at all. Its case presents nicely. Its untouched original dial is mint. Its original bracelet which is correctly date coded to 4/67 shows some signs of stretch, and is a fitting complement to the watch. Please inquire if you would like the case and bracelet polished.
One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a new mainspring and genuine new-old-stock Rolex crystal, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $995 value).
It is running very strong and true, keeping time essentially on par with a new Submariner in our testing.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance. PAYMENT BY BANK WIRE ONLY.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Model: Submariner, Ref. 5513
Serial no.: 1,728,429
Year made: c. 1967
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Quick-Setting Date, Automatic, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Honest condition with only fairly light wear. We have not polished it. Please inquire if you would like us too.
Dimensions: 40mm in diameter without the crown
Dial: Matte black, 200 m/660 ft, black with luminous round, triangular and baton indexes, outer minute division, original and untouched mint condition with nicely toned luminous. Luminous steel skeleton hands.
Hands: Original, luminous steel "Mercedes" skeletons
Movement type: Cal. 1520, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, fully serviced, mint condition
Band: Original, European style riveted oyster bracelet reference 7206 with 58 endpieces with 12 links, stretch to links, dated 4/67, locking deployment clasp, currently sized to fit a wrist up to approx. just over 8 inches
Crystal: Sapphire, mint condition
Servicing: One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a new mainspring and genuine new-old-stock Rolex crystal, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $995 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running very strong and true, keeping time essentially on par with a new Submariner in our testing.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
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unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
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and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
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The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
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Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.