The beauty of vintage Subs!!

 By: Makilla : August 13th, 2019-06:20
here’s my latest acquisition. A 1961 Submariner 5513 all original.
The riveted steel bracelet is included but I’ve decided to use a vintage ammo strap instead

The dial has developed a beautiful brown patina which isn’t clear on the photos.

Hope you like it smile


Wow… Speechless. Congratulations!!! FH [nt]

 By: halgedahl : August 13th, 2019-06:40
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Thanks :) [nt]

 By: Makilla : August 13th, 2019-06:44
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Good catch!

 By: mrds : August 13th, 2019-08:18
These are such versatile pieces, nowhere out of place.
Enjoy it in the best of health, Laurent.

Mine says hi from the office.


Thanks Daniel :) yours looks so pristine 👌🏼

 By: Makilla : August 13th, 2019-12:36
Wear it in the best of health.

Nice Sub, beautifully aged.

 By: VMM : August 13th, 2019-08:22


Beautiful 5513 but 1961 = gloss gilt dial ... [nt]

 By: leopold : August 13th, 2019-09:16
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This one doesnt have the glossy gilt. Don’t think they all had the glossy gilt, did they? [nt]

 By: Makilla : August 13th, 2019-12:38
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Meters first, grey dial, superb patina. This one ticks all the boxes. Very nice, Laurent. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 13th, 2019-09:41
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Merci mon ami :) wait till you see it in the flesh it’s a whole different story 😅 [nt]

 By: Makilla : August 13th, 2019-12:37
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I hope, one day! [nt]

 By: amanico : August 13th, 2019-12:57
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Beautiful brown patina

 By: Mike H : August 13th, 2019-14:09
5513 is really a cool Sub I saw so many and they (almost) all look so different. Congrats on your superb specimen, mabrouk 👍

Thanks Mike :)

 By: Makilla : August 14th, 2019-00:11
Yeah gotta agree, not easy to find one with a nice patina.

I Think you have a wonderful 1967 Rolex Submariner meters first.

 By: Bill : August 13th, 2019-15:41
If you check the serial number it will be higher than 1.6 million. 

In addition you have round crown guards which is consistent with watches post 1964 vs 1961 which would have pointed crown guards. 

There is also a wide difference in the value. 

In any case it is a stunning matt dial 5513. 


Thanks for the info bill but my serial is 1.5 million :)

 By: Makilla : August 14th, 2019-00:15
I’ve already checked that the day I bought it. Serial is 1,596,xxx which makes it a 1961-62 max.
What do you think?

Naaah, my friend, all is good, it is more about 1967.

 By: amanico : August 14th, 2019-00:48
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Here is a good report to read to give a feel based on real examples.

 By: Bill : August 14th, 2019-08:03
At 1.59 your are In 1967 matt dial is period. 

Is it your guess at 1961 or the dealer.
Follow the link.

Please feel free to reach out.


Hello Laurent. Nice example of a classic 5513. As it was said here your serial number belongs to the 1967 period. In that year a matt /white inscriptions dial like yours is correct.

 By: Subexplorer : August 14th, 2019-13:13
For the 1961/62 period you mention the dial was glilt gloss.
So your watch is correct for the serial number but made circa 1967,
Keep enjoying! Abel,

Thx Abel, yeah guess you’re right there :) [nt]

 By: Makilla : August 15th, 2019-01:39
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My big pleasure!! Date is just a detail, the watch is original and beautiful example, that´s the important part. Enjoy it so much and thanks so much for sharing! Cheers! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : August 15th, 2019-06:38
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impeccable dial with lot of character from the patina !

 By: mahesh : August 14th, 2019-00:17
Bills' treasures !!

congratulations Laurent...

 By: mahesh : August 14th, 2019-00:18
you did well hunting the 5513 - well aged example with a beautiful patina !

wear in the best of your health !!


Thanks for the kind words Mahesh :) [nt]

 By: Makilla : August 14th, 2019-04:05
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I like very much the 5513 meters first and yours is very nice !!

 By: leopold : August 14th, 2019-05:21
mine ( 1,9 range, 1969 )

Flat S on Submariner and open 6 on the 600 looks perfect. [nt]

 By: Bill : August 14th, 2019-12:09
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Superb example you have there 👌🏼

 By: Makilla : August 15th, 2019-01:40
Wear it in the best of health!

Cool 5513, congrats!

 By: keks : August 14th, 2019-10:46
Mine says hello:


 By: Bill : August 14th, 2019-12:07
Very nice gilt 5513

Thanks Bill!

 By: keks : August 14th, 2019-12:36
Something magical about these...

I do love the gilt Submariners.

 By: Bill : August 14th, 2019-12:54

Hard to deny the beauty  of a Rolex gilt dial. 

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