Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983
Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983
Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983
Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983
Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983
Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983
Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983
Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983
Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983
Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983
Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983
Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983
Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983
Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983

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Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983

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A beautiful example of the Rolex Submariner 5513, Mk.5. This stunning Submariner reference 5513 hails from 1983 and comes in excellent condition with a faded dial to die for!

The Rolex Submariner 5513 was introduced in 1962 and remained in production until 1990, making it one of the longest-running references in Rolex history. 

It was introduced as a more affordable alternative to the 5512, which was launched just three years earlier in 1959. Being almost visually identical to the 5512 (many would say cleaner looking with fewer lines of text on the dial) the 5513's lack of a premium COSC-certified movement allowed it to be marketed at a keener price point.

During its production run from 1962 to 1990, the 5513 was offered in several different variations including gilt dials from 1962-1966, matte dials from circa 1966-1984 and gloss dials from 1984-1990.

The latter matte dials, to which this watch belongs, came in five variations, named MK.1-Mk.5. From circa 1976 Rolex boosted the size of the indices for improved legibility underwater which led to the name "Maxi dials". Today these Maxi dial 5513's are highly sought after by collectors for their unique look.

The mattte dial 5513's also represent what many believe to be the last true non-date vintage Submariner. With their lack lack of applied indices and sporting a classic acrylic crystal these Subs ooze understated charm that a modern Sub could only dream of!

A Rolex Submariner 5513 is a must in any serious vintage Rolex collection. Its also the type of watch that offers amazing flexibility and pares well with both its original metal bracelet and a number of leather straps. In fact its so flexible that it could be the only watch you ever need!

Don't miss out on this one, we already have a couple of serious collectors considering it and at this price it will fly before you know it!

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the basics

Brand

Rolex

Model:

Submariner

Reference:

5513

Year:

1983

SKU:

1879

THE CASE

Case Size (excluding crown):

40mm

Case Material:

Stainless Steel

MOVEMENT

Movement Type:

Automatic

Movement Calibre:

1520

CONDITION

Case Condition:

Excellent

Dial Condition:

Excellent

Glass Condition:

Excellent

Strap Condition:

Excellent

THE STRAP

Material:

Stainless Steel

Additional Information

Box & Papers:

Original Box

Brand

Rolex

Model:

Submariner

Reference:

5513

Year:

1983

SKU:

1879

Case Size (excluding crown):

40mm

Case Material:

Stainless Steel

Movement Type:

Automatic

Movement Calibre:

1520

Case Condition:

Excellent

Dial Condition:

Excellent

Glass Condition:

Good

Strap Condition:

New

Material:

Stainless Steel

Box & Papers:

Original Box

Make this Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983 yours today!

Condition Report:
Presented in excellent vintage condition. Both the original Mk.5 dial and hands remain in excellent condition. The hands were replaced during a previous service but the replacements chosen are so close a match to the dial that they could be mistaken for the originals. The hands that came off it are also included in the sale (it appears as if someone has tried to relume them). The pip in the bezel is a replacement. The bracelet is original and matches the year of the watch. It will fit wrists upto 18.5cm. We can also fit a leather strap such as the one in the photo to the left (of course the metal bracelet would also be included in the sale). Finally, the watch comes with a box and booklet.

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All our watches pass through a double authentication process to insure their authenticity. We also provide detailed photos of the watch from all angles to allow you to undertake your own anlysis. Finally as with everything, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly team

What if something goes wrong with the watch

Whilst all our watches are fully serviced before sale, if something does go wrong, we'll repair it for free as part of our 1 year warranty

Do watches come with original box and papers?

It depends on the individual watch. You can see details under "The Basics" heading on this page. For the majority of vintage watches their original box and papers have been lost to time. Whilst they are nice to have, it’s important to note that “box and papers” DO NOT authenticate a watch despite what many in our trade say. It’s also important to realise alot of sellers (including some of the most well known in the UK) put together full sets of box, papers, hang tags etc by buying blank paperwork and boxes in the secondary market. This is a very regrettable, but unfortunately common occurrence in the trade but something we will never do!

How do I know it will fit?

For metal bracelets we provide the size it will currently fit in the description section of this page. If this measurement is too large or too small we are able to assist in either adding or removing links. We also offer this service, post service on a at-cost basis (i.e. we don't add a margin).

Can you change the strap?

Absolutely! If you don't like the current strap, let us know and we'll change it for free! We maintain a broad selection of styles and can also source straps to your specification free of charge.

Can you source something similar?

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Do you offer financing?

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Can you ship an order to arrive on a certain day?

We can certainly try! We can request with our shipment partners for delivery on a certain day but ultimately the exact delivery date is subject to a number of factors outside our control.

How do I return a watch?

Simply let us know you want to send the watch back within the 14 return period and return it to us via Royal Mail Special Delivery. We’ll process your refund the same day we receive the watch back.

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Rolex Submariner ref. 5513, 1983

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