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Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513 Stainless Steel Oyster


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Manufacturer: Rolex
Regular Price: $18,516.86
Item Number: 150395
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number:
Submariner 5513 "Maxi Dial" 
Serial/Year: 7,2XX,XXX - 1982
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1520
Case: Stainless steel case with scratches and wear. Inner caseback is stamped: 5513. Serial and reference numbers are clearly visible. 
Dial: Matte black "Mark IV" Maxi dial with matching lume on dial and in hands. 
Bracelet: Stainless 93150 bracelet with 10 links, 580 end links and divers extension. Back of the clasp is stamped "G" which corresponds to 1982 and matches the case production. 
Box & Papers Bob's presentation box 
Warranty: This vintage Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty.
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.

Vintage Watch Condition Examination

This Rolex watch is in great, honest vintage condition. The case is thick with scratches, wear, and some nicks. The case appears to have been lightly polished. The bezel ring has remained sharp and the black insert is in great condition with some wear and scratches. The pip at 12 is a later replacement. The matte dial is in great condition with light patina. The lume on the dial and in the hands has developed patina and aged to a lovely cream color. The hands and hour markers have developed patina. The bracelet is in good condition with wear and some stretch between the links. It shows signs of a light polish and or sleeve polish. 

Vintage Rolex Submariner 5513

By Paul Altieri

Rolex introduced ref. 5513 around 1962 and it was in production until 1989. It was one of the longest continually produced references from the brand. Rolex initially used glossy dials in this model and swapped to matte around 1966, like this example. Rolex made many variations of the matte dial and this circa 1982 example has a "Maxi" dial.  Rolex made these "Maxi" dials from around 1978 to 1984. "Maxi" refers to the lume plots being larger than the ones on previous 5513s. This watch has a Mark IV dial and some characteristics of this mark would be the "Zig-Zag" style "S" in Submariner and the word Submariner above the depth rating. Collectors tend to gravitate towards these because of the subtle, yet more striking appearance. 

This 5513 has a very cohesive look from the case to the bracelet and bezel, everything matches in terms of condition and has a great overall look and feel. In addition to being a great, honest example, this watch come directly from the family of the original owner.

Watch Assist Certified Pre-Owned Certificate Sample Report

* All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.


This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty

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Fantastic transaction and watch even better than described / pictures. Tanya was great to deal with, easy communication, give her a raise!


Watch shows better then in pictures . Second watch purchased from Bobs since October. Very happy with both experiences . I mistakenly overpaid on the price.of my last purchase. Along with the watch was a check for the overpayment. I feel Bobs as honest and trustworthy. Thanks

Sub 5513

Excellent service . Fantastic communication. I couldn’t of asked for more .

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The watch was delivered very quickly and was exactly as advertised. They even provided a few vintage pamphlets from the period. All my questions were answered promptly. Overall great experience. I will definitely buy my next Rolex from Bob’s.


The condition of this vintage Rolex 5513 is nicer than I anticipated based on the age. Your staff was very helpful and went out of their way to help make sure I had enough links in the band.

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