Rolex Submariner

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SKU AS02469
SKU AS02469

Why We Love it

Among the vast sea of vintage dive watches, the Rolex Submariner stands out as a beacon of reliability. In continuous production for over sixty years, it’s seen wrist time with divers—both professional and military—and James Bond himself. Each model has its own devotees, from the Big Crown models worn by 007 to the date models introduced in the late 1960s.

But there are certain models that are remarkable for their continuity, and have earned a place in the hearts of many collectors.

The Reference 5513 is one of them.

Produced from 1962 until 1989, the Reference 5513 is probably the longest-running model of Rolex ever. Following on the heels of the 5512, the 5513 was the second reference of Sub to feature crown guards. However, due to the 5512’s relative rarity on the collector’s circuit, it’s the 5513 that has come to typify vintage no-date Subs in the minds of collectors.

The dial underwent subtle changes throughout the model’s run, from gilt gloss dials in its very early years, to the matte “meters first” dial that many collectors associate with the model.

What we offer here, however, is a serif dial. Following the meters first dials, Rolex transitioned to what collectors refer to as serif dials. 5513 Matte Dial gives a comprehensive breakdown of each dial type, but simply put, the term serif refers to the sharp pointed edges on the hour markers at 3, 6, and 9 and o’clock, giving it a look that’s similar to the serifs found on a font like Times New Roman.

Our 5513 dates from 1971. With honest signs of use and wear, including patina to the luminescent hour markers, it’s a survivor. For those collectors who want a vintage Sub that’s collectible but also wearable, this 5513 is hard to beat.

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Rolex Submariner

Rolex Submariner

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Rolex Submariner

Why We Love it

Among the vast sea of vintage dive watches, the Rolex Submariner stands out as a beacon of reliability. In continuous production for over sixty years, it’s seen wrist time with divers—both professional and military—and James Bond himself. Each model has its own devotees, from the Big Crown models worn by 007 to the date models introduced in the late 1960s.

But there are certain models that are remarkable for their continuity, and have earned a place in the hearts of many collectors.

The Reference 5513 is one of them.

Produced from 1962 until 1989, the Reference 5513 is probably the longest-running model of Rolex ever. Following on the heels of the 5512, the 5513 was the second reference of Sub to feature crown guards. However, due to the 5512’s relative rarity on the collector’s circuit, it’s the 5513 that has come to typify vintage no-date Subs in the minds of collectors.

The dial underwent subtle changes throughout the model’s run, from gilt gloss dials in its very early years, to the matte “meters first” dial that many collectors associate with the model.

What we offer here, however, is a serif dial. Following the meters first dials, Rolex transitioned to what collectors refer to as serif dials. 5513 Matte Dial gives a comprehensive breakdown of each dial type, but simply put, the term serif refers to the sharp pointed edges on the hour markers at 3, 6, and 9 and o’clock, giving it a look that’s similar to the serifs found on a font like Times New Roman.

Our 5513 dates from 1971. With honest signs of use and wear, including patina to the luminescent hour markers, it’s a survivor. For those collectors who want a vintage Sub that’s collectible but also wearable, this 5513 is hard to beat.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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