The serial number dates the watch to circa 1963
Calibre 1530 automatic (self-winding), 25 jewels, 18000 VpH, with hour, minute and seconds
Stainless Steel with pointed crown guards (PCG), inscribed serial number and 5513, and Rolex Twinlock crown, caseback stamped inside MONTRES ROLEX SA, 5513 and III.63
Gloss black lacquer, tritium luminescent hour markers with gilt lettering and open railtrack, signed ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL above, 200m=660ft, SUBMARINER with silver ‘underline’ below, and SWISS at 6 o’clock
Presented in good original condition, with evidence of wear to the case and bracelet. The case may have been polished in the past, but the bevelled edges remain intact and the lugs are thick, while the crown is likely to be a service replacement. The original gloss black dial with gilt lettering is in very good condition showing an even patination to the tritium lume plots, while the original gilt Mercedes-style handset have matching lume and pleasing, age-consistent, discolouration. The bezel insert is in very good condition with comforting, minor discolouration by the lume pearl at zero. The watch is fitted with a later Rolex-signed riveted bracelet ref. 6636, dated stamped for 1967. Overall, a good very attractive example in excellent order.
40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 200mm
Stainless steel ROLEX OYSTER, expanding, riveted with folding clasp, stamped 6636 and dated 2.67, endlinks stamped 80
Gilt Mercedes-style luminous hands, gilt centre- seconds counter-balanced with luminous dot
Accompanied by a green Rolex ‘coffin’-style box.
Case, crown, dial and movement
Stainless steel, serrated with black anodized ‘square font’ insert and lume pearl at zero
Exhibit No.24 ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Submariner Ref. 5513 ‘Gilt, Underline, Swiss’
A stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with bracelet, made circa 1963.