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Rolex Submariner 5513 Meter First

Rolex Submariner 5513 Meter First


Brand: Rolex
Typology: Vintage diver watch
Year: 1968

This is a vintage c. 1968 stainless steel Rolex Submariner "Meters First" 5513. It has an integral stainless steel Oyster bracelet with a double folding deployant clasp, and a domed acrylic crystal. The 40mm diameter solid three-body case, knurled bezel, and downturned lugs are polished/brushed. It includes a graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel for the decompression times marked in luminous Arabic numerals. The "Meters First" black dial has luminescent round, triangular, and baton hour index markers, an outer minute track, luminous steel skeleton hands, and a center sweep seconds hand. There is a screw-down solid case back and a protected patented Rolex Trip-lock winding crown with a crown guard. It's water resistant to 660 feet, and the 14.5mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. T

his Rolex Submariner "Meters First" dial 5513 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Rolex caliber 1520 movement that's rhodium-plated, and constructed with 26 jewels, and a shock absorber device. It includes a straight-line lever escapement, a monometallic balance that's adjusted for temperature and 5 positions. There is a self-compensating flat balance spring, and a central hacking seconds mechanism. The movement oscillates at a frequency of 18,000 vph (2.5 Hz).

The Rolex Submariner 5513 was introduced in the early 1960's, and the earliest matte black meters first dials were produced in 1967.

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  • General info

    • Reference: 5513
    • Serial number:
    • Case material: Steel
    • Glass: Plexiglass
    • Caseback: Screw-back
    • Case diameter: 40.0 mm
    • Bezel Materials: Steel - Alluminium
    • Dial color: Black
    • Dial numerals: No numerals
    • General conditions: Great conditions
    • Water resistance rate: Not waterproof
  • Band or Strap

    • Band material: Metallic bracelet
    • Lug width: 20 mm
    • Buckle type: Clasp
    • Buckle material: Steel
  • Movement

    • Calibre: Rolex 1520
    • Movement type: Automatic
    • Complications: None