1978 Rolex Submariner Pre-Comex Dial Ref. 5513
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The Pre-Comex - No, the Pre-Comex dials have not been issued to Comex, the nickname was given because this dial configuration is showing similar characteristics to the Comex 5514 dials. These 5513s appear in the 5m serial range and bear a coronet which can be described very fat in the bottom. Further the L from Rolex has a strong serif and is positioned more to the right under the coronet. One more characteristic are the open 6s in the depth rating line. This watch is in overall very nice condition with a strong case and bezel, the lumes on the dial and hands have aged to a pretty consistent mango color which even the bezel pearl has taken on. The bezel insert has aged to a degrading gunmetal grey, showing a beautiful hue when exposed to sunlight. This is a great example of a Vintage 5513 and given the configuration, one which doesn't come up much. We are pleased to offer this for sale.
|Very good case that has been recently polished. The edges are sharp and crisp, the lugs remain straight and show beautiful bevelling. Numbers between the lugs are fully intact
|Bracelet / Strap
|Very good 93150 Oyster bracelet with 10 links and diving extension. The bracelet shows light wear and clasp is coded I9 dating it to 1984
|Very good original pre-Comex dial showing light wear from age.
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.