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Rolex Submariner ref 5513 PCG Gilt Minute Track Tropical 1962 Exceptional!


A rare and exceptional example vintage Rolex Submariner pointy crown guard case, gorgeous tropical “Chocolate” gilt chapter ring dial with richly patina’d “puffy” lumes, distinct “exclamation point,” correct silver radium hands, silver meters first 200m=660ft depth rating, serial # 765,xxx with case back date of 1st quarter 1962 (1/62). With gorgeous ghost elapsed time bezel insert, super dome crystal, and early twin lock crown. Dial signed SWISS. Powered by self winding caliber 1530 (non butterfly) movement with sweep seconds. Offered on period correct Rolex USA oval link Jubilee bracelet with period deployment clasp with “frog foot” deeply embossed logo that we believe is original to the watch. Light personalized engraving on case back.

This is a very rare and exceptional condition example. The dial shows a rich chocolate mahogany tropical glow, all lume is original and intact, including the prominent “exclamation point.” The dial surface shows an even lizard skin pattern without any breaks or flaking. Possibly never polished case, lugs show some wear, as expected, but are beefy, and there is no corrosion between the lugs or the edges of the case back. Keeping time and regulated, but a full service has not been done. A very rare and desirable example.

Note: the dial appearance and rich chocolate mahogany color is much more compelling in person than appears in the photos. In person the dial is quite amazing!

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Additional information



Model Name/Type


Model/Case Ref#


Man's / Lady's


Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Case Serial #




Case mm



"ghost" bezel, bi-directional elapsed time

Dial & Hands

exclamation point, minute track, original gilt dial, radium luminous hands, radium luminous indexes


Super dome crystal


Early style Rolex twin lock crown

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

caliber 1530

Date Function


Strap / Bracelet

Jubilee with deployment clasp, oval link

Strap / Bracelet Size


Country of Origin




Box / Papers



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 ref 5513 PCG Gilt Minute Track Tropical 1962 Exceptional!


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