Turning Tropical Rolex UDT 11 Military Submariner ref. 5513

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1966

Reference number: 5513

Serial number: 1823xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: On request

Watch details

A special watch for the military horology enthusiast, this ref. #5513 Submariner was former property of a member of the US Navy's "Underwater Demolition Team". This elite team eventually evolved to become today’s Navy SEALs. Engraved on the case back are the initials "UDT 11" and "Miller SJ", the name of the former owner. Beyond the provenance, the watch is a handsome example, boasting an original dial that is beginning to fade and turn tropical, as well as its original insert and hands. The luminous on the hands has been restored at some point. We are not selling this watch as unpolished and it is not accompanied by any accessories. Stock 43894


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...