Rolex Submariner ref. 5513 with Meters First Dial

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1967

Reference number: 5513

Serial number: 1616xxx

Condition: worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 16,000

Watch details

Offered in unpolished original vintage condition with thick bevels still clear on the case, this early matte “meters first” dial Submariner is further complimented by its original riveted Oyster bracelet stamped “’67”. The luminous wearing away from the hands is preferable to most collectors above being restored. The pearl has been replaced. 40mm. Stock 43394

Dealer

Joshua Bonifas

The Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is without a doubt one of the most successful Rolex models in history. Not only because it more than aptly served its purpose as diver’s watch, although I am pretty sure only a small number of Submariners has ever seen a spat of water. Its appearance in several James Bond movies certainly helped as well. If you omit functionality and marketing, the Submariner success is mainly due to its elegance as a timeless dress watch. It’s just one of those watches you keep looking at, regardless of wanting to know the time of day. The Submariner was launched in 1953 and officially presented at the Basel Fair in 1954. Check out my RPReport about the Rolex Submariner History by following this link...