1987 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5513) "R-Serial"

The Rolex Submariner Reference 5513 is the embodiment of the classic dive watch. The 5513 is simple yet sophisticated and rugged. The ref. 5513 Submariner 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. 

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This specific 1987 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. 

Stock #
5Brand Rolex
Style Submariner
Model 5513
Serial R3XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Glossy Black WG Surrounds
Millimeters 40
Strap Rolex Oyster Flip Lock 93150 W/ 580 End Pieces



The excellent case has been lightly polished in the past and retains very thick symmetrical lugs that exhibit slight chamfers and honest signs of use. The original bezel insert has achieved a dark navy blue coloration with minimal signs of use, the insert retains its tritium pearl which matches the dial patina nicely. The Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 580 end pieces is unpolished and retains 11 links that show minimal stretch.


The glossy black dial with white gold surround markers is in perfect and original condition showing no spider cracking or signs of age. The tritium lume plots have taken on gorgeous creamy yellow patina, and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands have aged a few shades lighter than the dial, under U.V. light inspection the hour hand shows some minor cracking and remains stable, the sweep-seconds and minute hand show no degradation.


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, back by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.