Rolex 5513 Gilt brownish dial

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Year of issue: 1965

Reference number: 5513

Serial number: 1191XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

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Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

The case is in very good condition and has been polished a few times over the years. Chamfers are clearly visible and lugs still thick. The fat font bezel insert is in very good condition and has faded to a spectacular light grey colour. The pearl is not original. The gilt glossy dial is in very good condition and has aged to a beautiful dark brown colour. The hour markers have slightly aged to a dark creamy original patina.

Dealer

Ancienne Vintage Gallery

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