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Rolex Submariner 5513 "Pre-Comex" (1978) [ID15199]

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    Submariner No Date
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    Cal. 1520
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    93150/ 580/ 12 links
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    Black, Pre-Comex
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Rolex Submariner 5513 "Pre-Comex" (1978)

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Pre-owned Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513, with a 40mm stainless steel case, bidirectional rotatable steel bezel with black aluminium lunette, black matte dial with Tritium ("SWISS - T < 25") indices and hands. Plexiglass crystal, automatic movement calibre 1520. Original Oystersteel bracelet with deployant clasp.

Initially produced with a glossy or "gilt" dial , the Ref. 5513 switched to a matte dial finish in the late 1960s, somewhere around 1966. During the matte dial years is when the model really took off and became what it is today, making this iteration all the more iconic. Due to the long production run of the matte dial Ref. 5513, collectors have keyed in on specific dial printing details to pin down variants within the broader reference. This example features what's known as a "Pre-Comex" dial. On watches with case serial numbers in the 5.000.000 range, such as this one, the dial printing features many of the same characteristics as some Ref. 5514 "Comex" Submariner dials. It is a "Pre-Comex" Ref. 5513 if it has a "fat" coronet, the "L" in "ROLEX" has heavy serifs on the top portion and sits to the left of center under the coronet, has open 6's (of the 660 ft), the depth rating is above "SUBMARINER", and it has a "=" sign that's aligned slightly left to the "A" in "SUBMARINER" below it.

In a very good state of preservation. Watch only (without original box and papers).

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The Rolex Submariner is one of the most iconic sport watches of all the time. It's history and evolution has been constant since its first appearance in the market, during the early 1950s. The Rolex Submariner 5513 was introduced in 1962 (and ot was in production till 1989), just 3 years after the 5512 made its debut, and the main difference between 5513 and its predecessor is that it doesn't contain a movement certified as a chronometer by COSC. So the "SUPERTATIVE CHRONOMETER"/ "OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED" text seen on the 5512 is not here.

This 5513 transitioned to a new movement, the caliber 1520. The 1520 ran at a slightly gigher frecuency of 2,75 Hz (19.800 BPH), but used a lower-cost regulator and balance spring, so with a bit of innovation came a bit of cost-savings. It was never intendent to be COSC-certified, thus making it a good fit for the 5513.
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