1973 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5513) "Serif Dial"

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.) 

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This specific 1973 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 "Serif Dial checks all the vintage must-haves for a reference 5513. The dial has taken on a wonderful patina, and the lume plots and hands have ages to a wonderful yellow patina. The overall aesthetic of this watch is everything we love about vintage submariners. This Rolex Submariner reference 5513 would make a great daily driver as it's appropriate for any style and setting.


Stock #
Brand Rolex
Style Submariner
Model 5513
Serial 35XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Black (Matte)
Millimeters 40
Strap Rolex 93150 Oyster Bracelet W/ 580 End Pieces



The excellent case has recently been polished, showing strong chamfers and minimal wear. The early Rolex service replacement insert remains in excellent condition, retaining its tritium pearl that matches the dial perfectly. The Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 580 end pieces shows minimal stretch and retains 10 links.


The matte black "serif dial" is in wonderful condition and has taken on a unique and aesthetically pleasing speckled patina. The "serif" tritium lume plots have aged to a wonderful yellow coloration, exhibiting no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely, under U.V. light inspection the minute hand lume exhibits light cracking, the hour and sweep-seconds hands remain fully intact. 


None. The watch just received a full and complete overhaul and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on the accuracy of timekeeping.