Rolex Submariner ref. 5513 circa 1976 (Matte 'Pre-Comex' Dial)


Brand: Rolex

Model: Submariner ref. 5513 (Matte "Pre-Comex" Dial); Swiss Made; serial #4,22X,XXX circa 1976

Case: Solid stainless steel Rolex Oyster case is approximately 40mm excluding the signed Rolex screw-down winding crown

Bracelet: Original 20mm Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with correct 580 endpieces and signed Rolex folding clasp with fliplock and patented diver extension; VC date code = 1978

Movement: Rolex cal. 1520 self-winding automatic movement (17 jewels) with hacking seconds; Swiss Made; 19,800 BPH

Features: Stunning original matte black "Pre-Comex" dial with beautiful patina to the Tritium hour markers; original Tritium handset; original black bezel insert with original Tritium pearl in tact; strong 40mm Rolex Oyster case with sharp original rotating diver bezel; Rolex screw-down winding crown; tight original Rolex Oyster bracelet; original Rolex T19 Superdome acrylic crystal (rare)

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and use; 40mm Rolex Oyster case remains strong with the original bevels still visible on the lugs; thick crown guards; vibrant original black bezel insert exhibits some wear between 30 and 35 minutes and retains its original matching Tritium pearl; excellent original matte black dial remains flawless with very attractive creamy patina to the Tritium hour markers; excellent original Tritium handset has aged a shade darker than the dial; nice original Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet is tight and matches the overall condition of the watch; original Rolex T19 Superdome acrylic crystal is completely in tact with moderate surface scratches (crystal can be professionally polished upon request)

Other: If you've been looking for a nice original 5513 Submariner that hasn't been through a million dealers and collectors, this is the watch! We acquired this watch back in 2020 with ties to the original owner and it is now fresh to market. The original matte black "Pre-Comex" dial is flawless underneath the scratched original Rolex T19 Superdome crystal. We love the honest "as found" look of the watch and opted to leave the crystal alone with its battle scars. It is coolest as-is in our opinion, but we can professionally polish the acrylic crystal upon request. The original Tritium lume really explodes in the sun as you can see. The original black bezel insert remains vibrant with its matching Tritium pearl in tact. This is a great wearable example of an iconic Submariner for the money!

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