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.) This specific 1981 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 is commonly referred to as the MAXI-IV Dial. The Maxi IV Dial is commonly seen in cases stamped in the late 6 mil to late 7 mil range and introduced around 1981. The features of the Maxi IV Dial include the following:
“Zig Zag S” in “SUBMARINER”
The word “SUBMARINER” written above and shorter in length than the depth rating below it.
The “=” sign in the depth rating is directly below the “A” in “SUBMARINER” and is slighty to the right.
The case of this 1981 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 is in fantastic and in unpolished condition. The lume plots and hands have achieved an ivory-like patina and the original insert has a handsome deep anthracite color. This would make a great daily driver and has the classic matte dial Rolex look and feel!
Black (Matte) MAXI MK IV
Rolex Oyster Flip Lock
CASE & BRACELET
The case is unpolished retains its factory case chamfers and brushed finish. The case is absolutely stunning and in flawless condition. The original insert has a handsome deep anthracite color and retains its original tritium filled pearl.
Dial & Hands
The original matte black MAXI MK IV dial is in immaculate and untouched condition. The lume plots and matching hands have achieved an ivory-like patina. The tritium lume plots and hands show zero lume degradation.
None. Watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.