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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 5513 Meters First, 1968

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 5513 Meters First, 1968

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An attractive example of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 5513 with a highly collectable "Meters First" dial.  This example of the Submariner 5513 hails from circa 1968 and not only features the more collectable "Meters First" dial variant but also benefits from numerous paperwork. 

Introduced in 1962, the Rolex Submariner reference 5513 remained in production for over 25 years. Early examples sported glossy gilt dials until around 1967 when Rolex transitioned to matte dials. There was also a transitional period from approximately 1967 through to the early 1970s (there is debate as to the exact year) where the 5513 was fitted with transitional dials featuring the matt finish but retaining the meters first writing of early examples.

Condition & Details:

This particular example is presented in excellent vintage condition. The dial plots have taken on a stunning cream colour. The handset is in excellent condition also, albeit a couple of shades darker than the dial plots.    

  • Dial: Excellent condition meter's first dial;
  • Hands: Excellent condition;
  • Case: Overall in good vintage condition. There are scratches and a couple of dints as expected for a watch of this age. They could be polished out but (personally) we think that would detract from the character of the watch;  
  • Bezel: Good condition with a few minor scratches;
  • Bracelet: Third-party leather strap;
  • Movement: Fully serviced and in immaculate condition;
  • Accessories: Extensive paperwork including original guarantee, numerous correspondence with Rolex, extensive service documentation, an original ad cutting, postage receipts and valuation certificates. 

Add this stunning Rolex Submariner 5513 Meters First to your collection, you won't be disappointed!

We're big fans of vintage subs, especially on leather straps (even if it came with an original bracelet we'd still wear ours on a leather strap!). There's an elegance to them that no modern Rolex can come close to replicating. Be it the gorgeous lume plots, the thought of what this watch must have witnessed in its 50+ years or its investment potential, this Submariner ticks a lot of boxes and we don't expect it will stay with us for long!  

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Key Information

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 5513 Meters First, 1968

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Rolex
  • Model: Submariner
  • Ref.: 5513 'Meters First'
  • Year: 1968
  • SKU: 1725


  • Movement Calibre: 1520
  • Movement Type: Automatic
  • Case Size: 0

Box and Papers:

  • Original Papers

Condition Report

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