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Rolex Submariner 5513 Feet First "Serif Dial"

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circa 1970
Automatic Cal.1520
Stainless steel
Oyster Folded Link Bracelet 9315 with 380 End
The clasp was replaced with the one for Oyster 93150 Bracelet
Bracelet length
11 Links
Watch and Bracelet Only (No Paper/No Box)
The watch is in working condition
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

The Submariner Ref 5513 is one of Rolex's most famous professional models.

A long-selling model produced for about 30 years from around 1963 to around 1989, various minor changes were made during that time.

As a result, many variations exist for the case, dial and bezel, making it a highly collectible model.

As the Submariner is a watch designed for a harsh environment, it can be recommended as a vintage watch that can be used in everyday life even today.

This example was produced in circa 1970. The dial is a matte dial by SINGER, also known as a 'feet first' as the ft notation comes first.

In Japan, it is also called as a 'lower sub' as the Submariner notation is on the bottom row.

This dial is further classified by English-speaking collectors as a "Serif Dial". It is so called because of the slight serifs on the four corners of the indexes at 6 and 9 o'clock.

Conversely, dials without serifs are distinguished as "Non Serif Dials".

The rimless indexes are moderately aged with tritium luminescence, giving the watch a vintage look and feel.

There is a slight peeling of the luminous paint on the hour hand, but it is in relatively good condition.

The case shows a slight rounding of the lugs, while it is evident that the case has hardly been polished.The reference and serial engravings are still visible.

The bracelet comes with a Oyster folded link bracelet 9315 with 380 end, which are slightly later than this example.

The clasp has been replaced with a grooved clasp for the later Oyster bracelet 93150.

The movement is the self-winding Cal.1520, the successor to the Cal.1530, a highly reliable non-chronometer movement that served the watch for more than 20 years.

Working condition.All functions has been checked.

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