1971 (sold 1976) Rolex Oyster Submariner 5513 with Original Paperwork and Rolex Box

The Overview

If Rolex are known for one watch it would be the Submariner and the 5513 is probably the most famous. Introduced in 1962, it ran through to 1990 and was the original ‘Tool’ watch. This 5513 was made in 1971/3 (serial 3.83million) and sold in 1976. The steel case is in excellent condition with only minor signs of surface scratching and wear (I have done a WhatsApp video if required). The original Rolex signed dial is in excellent condition and is classically 5513 – matt with painted hour batons (the hands, whilst Rolex, are newer than the watch). The very high grade Rolex signed automatic movement is again in excellent condition and is being serviced by our watchmaker as I write this introduction. The watch sits on a genuine Rolex ‘light’ bracelet with the references ‘S P11’ dating it to 1994 which suggests it’s a Rolex service bracelet. It also has the reference of 9315 on the deployment and one of the end pieces which dates it to around 1976. The bracelet is in good overall condition with sag and has 12 links. Very rarely we also the original Rolex guarantee paperwork showing the watch was sold in the UK in 1976. We also have the correct Rolex box – we bought the watch with the box so can’t guarantee it’s original to the watch but is period correct.

In view of the high quality movement and condition we will give a 12 month guarantee on the movement.

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The Case

The steel case is in excellent condition with only minor signs of surface scratching and wear. The case measures 39mm across, excluding the Rolex crown and 47mm long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland’, ‘Stainless Steel and Patented’ and the date reference is IV71 dating it to 1971.

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The Movement

The very high grade Rolex signed automatic movement is again in excellent condition and is being serviced by our watchmaker as I write this introduction. The movement is signed ‘Rolex Geneva Swiss’, ‘Twenty Five 25 Jewels’ and the calibre is ‘1520’.

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About Sonning Vintage Watches

Sonning Vintage Watches are one of the largest prestige brand vintage watch retailers on the Internet carrying stock of around £800,000; we’ve sold over 3,000 vintage watches across the world since our formation in 2009. We’re based in Berkshire and Nottingham and spend 1- 2 days a week in London. Whilst we’re an Internet business we do ‘show’ 90% of our watches prior to sale and travel across England to meet prospective buyers.

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Why Purchase a Watch from SVW

We provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all our watches and come with a full printed Receipt of Sale and Insurance Valuation. Purchasing from SVW gives you the protection and reassurance of buying from an incorporated company with outstanding customer testimonials.

We provide a high quality box and use the Royal Mail Special Delivery for the UK and DHL for overseas sales. They are insured for the full purchase value.

See what our customers say – 100% positive feedback on all our sales sites and over 40% of our customers buy again or refer us!

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Couriering and Pre-Delivery Inspection

We use the Royal Mail’s Guaranteed next day service for UK sales and DHL for all overseas shipping. All our watches are fully serviced, but prior to couriering each one will undergo a 3 day pre-delivery check to ensure the watch is in perfect condition.

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The Conclusion

This is a rare and highly collectable vintage watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. I will provide an insurance valuation in excess of my asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch.

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