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 1983 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 is commonly referred to as the Maxi Mk V Dial. The Mk V dial is commonly seen in cases stamped in the 7 mil to 8 mil range. The features of the Maxi V Dial include the following:
"Open 6's" in the feet first depth rating
The word “SUBMARINER” written above the depth rating and is longer than the depth rating.
The “=” sign in the depth rating is directly below the “A” in “SUBMARINER”
This specific 1983 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 is in fantastic condition. The lume plots and hands have achieved an ivory-like patina and the original insert remains deep black in color. This would make a great daily driver and has the classic matte dial Rolex look and feel.
Black (Matte) Maxi Mk V
Rolex Oyster Flip Lock 93150 W/ 501B Ends
CASE & BRACELET
The case has been previously polished but very lightly as the case retains thick and even lugs, showing little wear from use. The bezel is sharp and the bezel insert remains deep black in coloration showing only slight signs of fading, the insert also retains the pearl at the 12 o'clock position. The Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 501B end pieces remains in excellent condition exhibiting little to no stretch from use.
DIAL & HANDS
The matte black MAXI MK V dial is in excellent condition. The lume plots have achieved a wonderful ivory patina and show no degradation under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and under U.V. light inspection the hour and sweep-seconds hand show as fully intact, the minute hand retains its original lume but was slightly repaired at some point prior to our acquisition as you can see a variance in the coloration of the lume only when inspected under U.V. light and is not noticeable with the naked eye.
None. Watch is running at spec, previous service history is unknown.