1984 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5513) Mk. V Maxi Dial W/ Box & Papers
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 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.)
The dial on this 1984 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 is commonly referred to as the Maxi Mk V Dial. The Mk V dial is frequently seen in cases stamped in the 7mil to 8mil range. The features of the Maxi V Dial include the following:
- "Open 6's" in the feet first depth rating
- The word “SUBMARINER” is 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”
The Maxi dial was the last matte dial variant for the 5513 reference range before switching to glossy white gold surround dials in 1984. The Maxi dial Submariners have become incredibly sought after due to the larger lume plots specific to these dial variants and the low production numbers toward the end of the matte dial era.
|Dial||Matte Black "Mk V Maxi"|
|Strap||Rolex 93150 Oyster Flip Lock W/ 580 End Pieces|
The excellent case retains thick and symmetrical lugs that display subtle evidence of previous polishing and light signs of honest use. The original Mk. III "fat-font" bezel insert is in exceptionally well-preserved condition, remaining deep black in coloration with almost no signs of use and retaining its tritium pearl at the 12 o'clock position. The tritium pearl matches the dial patina nicely. The original Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 580 end pieces retains 11 links that exhibit almost no stretch from use.
The matte black Mk. V Maxi dial is stunning and in near-perfect condition, there is only one small and very faint line on the dial that goes through the "S" in Submariner and the "6" in 660, the line is only visible under magnification. The tritium lume plots have achieved an excellent creamy yellow coloration and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with some slightly darker aging closer to the center of the hand stack which is normal. Under U.V. light inspection the hour hand features subtle cracking, which is common and remains stable, the minute and seconds hands display no degradation.
The watch comes complete with its original inner and outer boxes, booklets, Rolex green card holder, dated calendar, and Rolex Guarantee Paper. Please note, the serial on the guarantee paper is handwritten, this is how it was sourced and is believed to be original. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.