Rolex, Submariner, 5513, no date, gilt, underline

1964 Rolex Submariner Model 5513 Gilt Underline Dial


The Rolex Submariner Reference 5513 is the embodiment of the classic dive watch. The 5513 is simple yet sophisticated and rugged The Ref. 5513 was first introduced in the 1962 and ceased production in late 1989. The Ref. 5513 is a purpose-built dive watch that lacks the date function like other Rolex Submariner models. (eg. Ref. 1680.)

When Rolex started printing the Submariner’s depth rating on the dial, which was around late 1955 and on all submariner models starting in 1956 they were printed with a meters first depth rating. The earlier Ref. 5513 and Ref. 5512 Submariners bear the meters first followed by feet to display the depth rating which went to being printed as feet first in around 1969. Rumor has it that Rolex changed the dial to feet due to the expanding USA market.

These glossy dials with gilt printing were in production for only four years. Earlier versions sported radium lume vs. the later – and safer – Tritium markers. The so-called white Swiss dials – the word “SWISS” was printed with white ink at the base of the dial – were among the last of the radium dials.  The underline on the gloss/gilt dial might be in one of two places: under the “Oyster Pereptual” text or under the “Submariner” text.

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Brand: Rolex
Model: Submariner
Ref. No.: 5513
Case/Bracelet Steel with Leather Bracelet
Condition: Good
Serial No.: 1###### (1964)