1977 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 1977 Rolex Submariner ref. 5513 features a stunning "Serif" dial that boasts a vivid yellow patina in the lume. 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 53XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Matte Black "Serif"
Millimeters 40
Strap NATO Strap



The case retains extremely thick and symmetrical lugs that appear to have only been gently polished in the past and show light signs of honest use. The bezel insert is a slightly later service unit and remains in very clean condition, showing no fade or use and the tritium pearl matches the dial lume patina perfectly.


The matte black "serif" dial is in beautiful original condition, showing no damage or notable signs of age. The serifed lume plots exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection and display a gorgeous vivid yellow patina. The hands, light the bezel insert are very early tritium service units that have aged a few shades lighter than the dial but match the overall aesthetic of the watch.


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.