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FS: 1966 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5513) "Meters First"
Offered at $17,250 USD We are always open to offers and trades. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or by calling (213) 293-0555
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 display the meters first followed by feet to display the depth rating which went to being printed as feet first in around 1969. Rumor has it that Rolex changed the dial to feet due to the expanding USA market. 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.)
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 eggshell like patina.
Stock # RLXSM665513
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Black (Matte) Meters First
Strap Rolex Oyster 9315 Bracelet w/ 380 End Pieces
CASE & BRACELET
The case remains in excellent condition and retains thick and even lugs. The bezel insert has taken on a light and even fade which retains the pearl at the 12 o'clock position. The case also 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 inside of the case back is stamped 5513 IIII/66. The Oyster flip lock 9315 bracelet with 380 end links remains in amazing condition with light stretch from use.
DIAL & HANDS
The matte "meters first" dial remains in excellent condition, showing no blemishing or scratches; the dial does exhibit some light oil staining on the upper minute track only visible under loupe. The patina of the lume plots and hands has achieved a warm creamy eggshell like color. The later tritium hands were most likely replace in the early 70s and match the dial patina perfectly and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty for accurate timekeeping.
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