1984 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5513) "Ghost"
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 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.
The glossy black dial 5513s were the last variation of the legendary reference that so many iconic people wore and loved. Today, these later models have become highly desirable as they are the bookend to one of the longest-running and most appreciated references Rolex has ever produced. During this time only very few 5513s made it off the production line as Rolex was preparing to introduce its successor, the ref. 14060 Submariner.
|Rolex Oyster Flip Lock 93150 W/ 580 End Pieces
The remarkably presentable case was recently professionally restored to exhibit defined factory-like dimensions, featuring ultra-crisp chamfers and finishing on the very thick and even lugs that display minimal signs of previous use. The era-correct "thin font" Mk III bezel insert has achieved a gorgeous light blue fade that accents the watch in a beautifully unique way, the insert does show some wear at the pearl but remains intact. The original Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 580 end pieces retains 11 links that show almost no stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/2-inch wrist.
The glossy black dial with white gold surround markers is in exceptional near-perfect condition, showing only nominal marks from age and no actual damage. The tritium lume plots have taken on a tasteful creamy-ivory coloration and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly, under U.V. light inspection the second-hand display minimal lume loss and remains stable, the hour and minute hands remain fully intact.
None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping. Fully submerging this watch is not recommended and voids the warranty.