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Rolex Submariner 5513 Maxi Service Dial
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Debuting in 1953 and released to the public the following year, the Rolex Submariner has undoubtedly become one of the most iconic timepieces of all time thanks to its legendary status as Rolex's flagship dive watch. Used extensively by the British Royal Navy and professional diving operations like COMEX, the Submariner set the bar for all dive watches to follow. Featuring a genuinely timeless design that has remained relatively unchanged throughout its history, this Rolex has become the archetypal sports watch. With very few large-scale aesthetic upgrades made to it over the years except for timely advancements like introducing a date function to the collection in the late '60s, and its modern cerachrom bezels, the Submariner is seen as the prototypical dive watch thanks to its consistency. The Submariner has earned its status as a legendary watch, with it today remaining as one of the most sought-after timepieces around.
The 5513 was produced from 1962 to 1988, and was the non-chronometer version of the non-date Submariner. There were a multitude of dial variants made over those 26 years, ranging from gilt chapter ring dials in the beginning to matte dials, then ultimately the glossy dials with white gold luminous surrounds.
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Est. value range
$8,000 – $12,000
Automatic cal. 1520
Stainless steel Oyster bracelet
Watch is in very good overall condition. The case shows light surface wear including some mild corrosion between the lugs- the numbers are clear and legible and not obstructed by this. Bezel insert has an aftermarket pearl installed. The maxi-dial was fitted during a service at Rolex sometime in the past. It is near-mint and shows a light patina. The bracelet has 10 links currently fitted with two additional on the side.
Easily one of the most iconic sports watches ever made, the Submariner ref. 5513 is as stunning as it is desirable, with its design forming the foundation upon which almost every Submariner released since has used to establish itself amongst collectors and divers alike. Furthermore