1978 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 1978 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 is in absolutely stunning condition  The lume plots and hands have taken on a wonderful ivory like patina and the overall appearance of this watch embodies everything we love about vintage submariners. This would ake 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 51XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Black (Matte) Serif
Millimeters 40
Strap Hand Made Leather Strap



this specific 1978 Submariner ref 5513 has an excellent case that has nice thick lugs. The original insert although missing its pearl is in stunning condition showing very minimal patina and retains a deep black coloration. The watch will come supplied on a vintage style hand-made leather strap


The original matte black serif dial is in stunning and original condition. The tritium lume plots match the original hands perfectly and have taken on a wonderful sought after ivory like patina


None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on the accuracy of timekeeping.