1967 Rolex Submariner Meter First Ref. 5513
Meters First - The reference 5513 is undisputably the most iconic watch of all times and inevitably a must have for the passionate Vintage Rolex collector. With a production run of approx. 25 years the 5513 probably had the longest production run for a single Rolex reference creating a wide range of case and dial variants. Now to the watch on offer, this meters first example has it in it. The bezel is sharp and holds a matte faded fat font insert which has aged to a dark grey color changing shades in the sunlight. The watch comes on a 9315 folded Submariner bracelet with later clasp and diving extension. The dial is a original and matching MK1 with Meters First depth rating. Its striking and bears the typical grainy surface with waffle lumes, typical for the era. The lume plots have aged to a vivid cream-yellow color and minty matching hands. The watch still retains a Dome crystal adding much to the character of this watch. This is a very nice 5513 of highest sentiments
|Model||Submariner Meter First|
|Case||Excellent case that has been details. The lugs remain straight and even with beautiful bevelling. Numbers between the lugs are crisp and fully intact. The fat font bezel has turned matte over time and shows a dark greyish hue. The pearl is a luminova replacement|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good 9315 Oyster bracelet showing only little stretch from age. The clasp is later and bears a 1982 code|
|Dial||Excellent Meters First dial with the typical grainy surface and waffle lumes common for the age. The hands are original and matching the dial|
Released in 1954 at the Basel Watch Fair, the Submariner was the first watch to be water-resistant to 100m. The most recognizable watch in the Rolex line-up. The Submariner is characterized by its iconic black dial and diving bezel. A tool watch with a strong Rolex DNA, the Submariner is not only the most iconic Rolex, but probably the most iconic watch of all time.