This is a beautiful example of the iconic Rolex Oyster dating from 1967. The 5513 ‘Meters’ dial first is one of the most sought after watches in the world. The ‘Meters First’ (rather than ‘Feet’ First) dials were introduced around 1966 and have become super collectable. There’s no official reason for the change back from Meters to Feet but many believe it was to help sales in the United States who hadn’t adopted the metric system.
The solid steel case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear – the rotating bezel does have some scuffs but is correctly untouched. The original dial has been re-lumed but not refinished – the hands look like they’ve been replaced which often happens when the watch is serviced (they are slightly lighter than the lumed batons). The very high grade Rolex signed 1520 movement is in excellent condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. The watch also comes with a genuine though later Rolex bracelet that has the reference ‘593’. As with the majority of watches of this age we haven’t got the original paperwork but we do have a genuine Rolex box from this period (we also give a lifetime guarantee on both the provenance and authenticity on all our watches).
Submariners have been one of, if not the, best investment watches in the Rolex range. To find one that’s 50 years old in this condition is becoming increasingly difficult. This is a truly stunning example of this iconic watch.
In view of the quality of the movement we will provide a 12 months guarantee. Whilst Submariners were designed to be used in water we cannot guarantee it’s fully waterproof (I believe even Rolex don’t guarantee a watch of this age being waterproof if they service it).