VINTAGE WATCHES, PRE-OWNED & USED SWISS, AMERICAN WATCHES & JEWELRY

Rolex Submariner Meters First ref 5513 circa 1966

$16,500.00

A fantastic early example vintage Rolex stainless steel Submariner ref 5513, with the famous “Meters First” dial, and serial number of 1.49 million, circa 1966. Featuring 40mm diameter case with beefy lugs, showing no signs of polishing, a fantastic domed acrylic crystal, and screw down original trip lock Oyster crown. With very pleasing matte black dial with richly patina’d luminous tritium dots and matching hands. Also featuring a truly standout black bezel insert with the sought after “long 5”, and beautifully darkened pearl. Powered by self winding caliber 1520 movement with sweep seconds. Case back stamped: IV 68. Recently serviced, guaranteed genuine, in excellent mechanical condition, and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation. Purchase includes our fine Italian glazed leather watch pouch, great for storage and travel, a $45.00 value.

 

Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Submariner

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

5513

Case Serial#

1.49 million

Circa

1966

Case mm

40mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

Elapsed Time

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

Rolex trip lock crown

Dial & Hands

matte black original dial with very pleasing cream color luminous indexes and matching hands

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

calibre 1520

Date Function

no

Strap / Bracelet

distressed leather vintage style

Strap / Bracelet Size

20mm

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

Condition

Excellent

Brand

Vintage Rolex & Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Rolex watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.

Rolex Submariner Meters First ref 5513 circa 1966