1970 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5513)

The Rolex Submariner Reference 5513 is the embodiment of the classic dive watch. Simple and sophisticated, yet also rugged, the 5513 is a purpose-built dive watch. The absence of the date function seen on other Submariner models (eg. Ref. 1680.) contributes to the clean look of this archetypal style. First introduced in 1962, Rolex produced the reference until 1989.

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This specific 1970 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 is in absolutely stunning condition and checks all the vintage must-haves for a reference 5513.  The lume plots and hands have taken on a wonderful patina and the overall appearance of this watch embodies everything we love about vintage submariners. This specific Rolex Submariner reference 5513 is would make a great daily driver and would look just as appropriate paired with a suit as it would with your favorite pair of jeans!


Stock #
Brand Rolex
Style Submariner
Model 5513
Serial 23XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Matte Black
Millimeters 40
Strap Rolex 9315 Folded-Link Oyster Bracelet W/ 380 End Pieces



The previously polished case retains thick and even lugs showing minimal wear. The "fat-font" insert is a dark anthracite coloration showing very light wear and retains it tritium pearl which matches the dial nicely. The case retains its original Rolex signed "no dot-no line" twin-lock 7mm crown. The Rolex 9315 folded link Oyster with 380 end pieces retains 12 links, shows light wear and very little stretch from use.  


The matte black "non-serif" dial is in overall superb condition. The original tritium lume has aged to an excellent creamy yellow coloration and exhibits no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection.


None. Watch is running at spec, previous service history is unknown.