1984 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5513)
The Rolex Submariner reference 5513 is the embodiment of the classic dive watch. The 5513 is simple yet sophisticated and rugged. The Rolex Submariner ref. 5513 was first introduced in 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. In 1983 the Rolex Submariner ref. 5513 experienced a transition with the dial format that was offered within the reference. Rolex transitioned away from the previously offered matte dial which entered production in late 1966 and moved to the more modern and contemporary dial that featured a glossy dial pared with white gold luminous-filled plots and hands ending the matte dial era for the Submariner. This same dial can still be seen in modern Rolex production even to this day.
This 1984 Rolex Submariner ref. 5513 is in absolutely stunning condition and would make a versatile daily driver. Appropriate in a wide variety of settings, from casual everyday wear to pairing perfectly with a suit or sports coat. This ref. 5513 is everything we love about vintage "no-date" Submariners, but with some of the modern nuances that make it wonderfully functional. Perfect as a new addition to an existing collection, or would be a unique stand-alone vintage piece.
|Dial||Black Glossy W/ WG Surrounds|
|Strap||Rolex Oyster Flip Lock 93150 W/ 580 End Pieces|
The strong and symmetrical case retains thick lugs and crown guards that show light signs of use. The bezel insert is a luminova service replacement and is in perfect condition, showing no signs of use or fading. The inside of the case back is stamped 5512 which is correct for this era of 5513. The original Rolex Oyster bracelet with 580 end pieces is in excellent condition and retains 11 links that show very little stretch.
The glossy black dial with white gold surround markers is in beautiful original condition, showing no notable signs of age, and retains its smooth glossy finish. The tritium lume plots have achieved a handsome creamy coloration and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
None. Watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.