1967 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5513) Meters First
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 the 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.) This specific 1967 Ref. 5513 is late production 1967 and has the era correct meters first dial which make's it a bit more rare and exclusive than other Ref. 5513 examples.
When Rolex started printing the Submariner's depth rating on the dial, which was around late 1955 and on all submariner models starting in 1956 they were printed with a meters first depth rating. The earlier Ref. 5513 and Ref. 5512 Submariners bear the meters first followed by feet to display the depth rating which went to being printed as feet first during 1969. Rumor has it that Rolex changed the dial to feet due to the expanding USA market.
In addition to the meters first dial, this specific Ref. 5513 has the original and era correct Rolex 7mm "Twin-Lock" crown that does not exhibit the dots or underline like the other Rolex sports models of the same era. The original matte black dial is in immaculate and untouched condition with matching lume plots and hands which have achieved a wonderful creamy patina. The insert was replaced with a genuine Rolex service insert
|Dial||Black (Matte) Meters First|
|Strap||20mm Horween Honey Blonde|
The case has previously been polished but retains fat and thick lugs. The insert is an early service insert that retains the pearl and is deep black coloration. The case retains the original and era correct Rolex 7mm "Twin-Lock" crown that does not exhibit the dots or underline like the other Rolex sports models of the same era. The serial numbers and part of the reference numbers are faint but the case back is stamped 5513 IV 67. The watch will come supplied a custom hand made Horween horsehide leather strap.
The original matte black dial is in immaculate and untouched condition. The matching lume plots and hands have achieved a wonderful creamy patina and no lume degradation is present.
None. Watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.