1984 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5513) "Spider Dial"

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's which entered production in late 1966 and moved to the more modern and contemporary dial that featuring a glossy dial pared with white gold luminous filled plotted 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 specific 1984 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 would make a versatile and collectible 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. 

Stock #
Brand Rolex
Style Submariner
Model 5513
Serial 83XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Black Glossy "Spider"
Millimeters 40
Strap 2pc Handmade Leather Strap



The thick case has been previously lightly polished, retaining full and even lugs and showing light wear. The black bezel insert still partially retains its pearl and remains deep black in coloration. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap. 


The glossy black "Spider" dial is stunning, it has taken on a nice even texture and the spider cracking is consistent throughout the dial. The tritium filled white gold surround lume plots have taken on an ivory patina and show no lume degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and remain fully intact under U.V. light inspection.


None. Watch is running at spec, previous service history is unknown.