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Rolex Vintage Submariner Ref.5513 / Series R / Serviced / 1988

S$ 9,666

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DE - München
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Basic Info

Brand Rolex
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1988
Condition 2 (fine)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location Germany, München
Price 6,000 € (= S$ 9,666)
Availability Available now


Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber Cal.1520
Power reserve 48 h
Number of jewels 26
Frequency 19800 A/h


Case material Steel
Case diameter 39.5 x 47 mm
Waterproof Not Waterproof
Material bezel Steel
Glass Plexiglass
Dial Black
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Brown
Lug width 20 mm Size guide
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel


Center Seconds, Luminescent Hands, Chronometer, Rotating Bezel, Screw-Down Crown, Only Original Parts, Luminous indexes


You can see this watch in our showroom in Munich (by appointment only)

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It will be correct to say, that Rolex Submariner is one of the most desired models either among vintage and modern watches. The reference 5513 is special - first introduced in 1962 this reference became a true symbol of the classic Sub's design - without date, without COSC writings on the dial, it just represented what a true diver would wear till late 1989.

This particular piece is notable for a thick and well-preserved case still showing original finishing and chamfers along with some evident traces of use and charming glossy dial with surface slightly aging to matte and hour markers turning into warm creamy color.

Freshly serviced. Technical warranty: 1 year.

3-body case with screw-down case back. Mixed brushed and high-polished finishing.
Rotating bezel with original insert in excellent condition. "Pearl" at 12 o'clock is missing.
Good overall condition, possibly unpolished. Showing moderate traces of use and minor scratches dents.
39.5 mm (without crown) / 47 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
Original steel crown signed with Rolex triplelock logo.
Original plexiglass crystal

Precise automatic chronometer movement with date (non-quickset)
Cal.1520 signed "Cal.1520" and "Montres Rolex SA, Geneva Swiss"
Rhodium-plated, 26 Jewels, Kif-Ultraflex, 19800 A/h, 48 hours of power reserve.
Freshly serviced - the watch shows strong results: 290 deg. of amplitude, +2 seconds a day, 1 ms of beat error.

Original untouched dial in excellent condition. Showing minor ageing of the surface (turning matte). All tritium plots are intact and ageing to a creamy color.
Signed "Rolex Oyster Perpetual" at 12 o'clock. Signed "Submariner 660 ft = 200m" and "Swiss - T < 25" at 6 o'clock.
Original luminous hands in outstanding condition showing minor ageing and few spots of oxidation.

Delivery set:
The watch with handmade Italian horse leather strap
Suede leather watch travel case
Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.



VintageCaliber GmbH

81379 München
Tel.: +49 89 71051143
Fax: +49 89 72407752
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1 | Lug width

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2 | Buckle width

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4 | Strap thickness

Strap thickness is the height of the strap. Many leather straps thin out towards the buckle end, or “taper”. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the strap thickness must match the height of the original buckle. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.