1986 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5513) "Pumpkin"
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.
This specific 1986 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 is in absolutely stunning condition and has achieved a vivid "pumpkin" patina that is so adored by collectors. 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.
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The lightly polished case shows honest signs of wear with thick and even lugs. The bezel insert is era correct and remains deep black in coloration, showing light signs of use, and retains a luminova pearl at the 12 o'clock. The original bracelet retains 10 links and shows light stretch from use.
The glossy black dial with white gold surround markers is in wonderful vintage condition. The tritium lume plots have achieved a stunning bright orange patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely, under U.V. light inspection the lume at the base of the hour hand shows some degradation, the minute hand shows light degradation as well, sweep-seconds hand remains fully intact.
None. Watch is keeping time and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.