The Rolex Submariner Reference 5513 is the embodiment of the classic dive watch. The 5513 is simple yet sophisticated and rugged The Ref. 5513 was first introduced in the 1962 and ceased production in late 1989. The Ref. 5513 is a purpose built dive watch that lacks the date function like other Rolex Submariner models. (eg. Ref. 1680.) This specific 1981 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 is commonly referred to as the MAXI-IV Dial. The Maxi IV Dial is commonly seen in cases stamped in the late 6 mil to late 7 mil range and introduced around 1981. The features of the Maxi IV Dial include the following:
The Rolex Submariner Maxi V Dial is seen in cases in the 7 mil to 8 mil range and was the last dial variant for the 5513 before the late 1984 transition into the glossy dials with white gold surrounds. The features of the Maxi V Dial include some characteristics in common with the Maxi II, III, and IV Dials in that the “SUBMARINER” text is printed above the depth rating but the Maxi MK V Dial differentiates itself due to the fact that the “SUBMARINER” text is longer than the depth rating below it.
Other features include:
a lack of serif in the depth rating
the “=” sign is directly below and in the middle of the letter “A” in “SUBMARINER”
“SUBMARINER” written on top and longer in length than the depth rating then it is a Maxi V Dial.
The case of this 1984 Rolex MK V Submariner Ref. 5513 is in fantastic and remains in unpolished condition. The lume plots and hands have achieved an ivory-like patina and the original insert has a handsome deep anthracite color. This would make a great daily driver and has the classic matte dial Rolex look and feel!
Black (Matte) MAXI Mk. V
Rolex 93150 Oyster Flip Lock 580 ends
CASE & BRACELET
The unpolished case shows honest wear, retaining factory case chamfers and brushed finish. The original insert has a handsome grey fade and retains its original tritium filled pearl. The Rolex 93150 oyster bracelet remains in good condition showing a very slight stretch common from general use. The bracelet is stamped I3 dating the bracelet to 1984.
Dial & Hands
The original matte black MAXI Mk. V dial is in immaculate and untouched condition. The lume plots and matching hands have achieved an ivory-like patina. The tritium lume plots and hands show zero lume degradation.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.