Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513

One of the cornerstones of AWCo

The Rolex submariner 5513 is the reference with the longest production run, and this is of course for a very good reason. The 5513 was made for a whopping 27 years (from 1962-1989). The 5513 is argued to be one of the most collectibles due to its ‘cult’ status and large variety.

This specific 5513 from 1964 features some of the collectible goodies such as a beautifully faded bezel, gilt dial, American clasp, riveted bracelet, a beautiful “craquelé” gilt dial, and to make things even better, it is a full-set!

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€ 40.000

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Details
Brand Rolex
Movement Automatic
Model Submariner
Diameter 40 mm
Reference 5513
Bracelet/strap: Steel
Year of production (circa) 1964
Set Content Original box & papers
Material Steel
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Crystal Acrylic
Dial color Black
Backstory

Oh, the mighty Submariner! Could this be the most desired watch ever made?

The Sub certainly has the heritage to go with its iconic status. It was one of those very early dive watches from the era when commercial and leisure diving exploded. The Ref. 6204 was introduced in 1954 (after having been completed in 1953), shortly after the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. It followed the, now familiar, template for a modern dive watch with its rotatable bezel surrounding the dial and crystal.

The Submariner has been in continuous production ever since and saw many updates along the way. Still, the modern Submariner looks eerily similar to its 1953 predecessor, proving that this is one of the most timeless and iconic watch designs out there. One of the most copied as well.

The early Submariners have become extremely collectible. Good examples are exceedingly rare and fetch astronomical prices. A very popular variant is the Ref. 5513, which was made from 1962 until about 1988. It is a true vintage Sub with its acrylic crystal and aluminum bezel inlay. Although variants with applied indices can be found in its later years, the archetypal 5513 features Tritium painted markers. Rare dial variations such as gilt and explorer dials are particularly collectible.

When hunting for a Sub, you will have to make one crucial decision: date or no date? Some people prefer the clean, symmetrical look of a no-date Sub. Others like the date and cyclops on the crystal. While the aforementioned Ref. 5513 is a no-date version, cyclops-loving collectors should be looking at a Ref. 1680 (introduced in 1967) and its successors.

1988 Saw the introduction of the first “modern” Rolex Submariner. Among the updates was a sapphire crystal, which completely changes the feel of the watch, but also its everyday toughness. The Ref. 14060 (no-date) and 16610 (date) are among the most popular Subs today. They combine the ruggedness of a modern Rolex with the classical looks of a slim case and aluminum bezel insert, which were lost in later ceramic Subs.

The Rolex Submariner is arguably the perfect watch. A timeless design combined with great engineering. Versatile aesthetics and rugged build. And it was not exactly hurt by being James Bond’s watch of choice in Dr. No, 1962.

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Brand

Rolex

Model

Reference

5513

Year of production (circa)

1964

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Black

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

40 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Steel

Set Content

Original box & papers