Return to Index  

The 5513 was manufactured from ca. 1961-62 until "L" serial, ca. 1988...

November 20 2007 at 8:19 AM

tomvox1  (Login tomvox1)
VRF Dial Archive Curator
from IP address

Response to 5513 with 200m/660ft or 660ft/200m???

Below is a (very) rough timeline of 5513 dial changes:

1) Ca. late 1961-1963: gilt/gloss dial w/minute track, meters-first depth rating and signed "SWISS"-only below 6.
2) Ca. 1963-1967: gilt/gloss dial w/o minute track, meters-first depth and signed "SWISS - T<25" below 6 .
3) Ca. 1966-1970: matte/white writing dial, meters-first, "SWISS - T<25"
4) Ca. 1970-1976: matte/white dial, feet-first depth rating, "SWISS - T<25"
5) Ca. 1976-1985: matte/white dial, SUBMARINER on top of feet-first depth, "SWISS - T<25"
6) Ca. 1985-1988 (and until late 1990s as a replacement 5513 dial): gloss/white gold surround dial, SUBMARINER on top of feet-first depth, "SWISS - T<25"
7) Ca. 1998 to present as replacement dial: gloss/WG dial, SUB on top of feet-first depth, "SWISS" or "SWISS MADE" below 6, Luminova luminous

There are examples of most of these different 5513 variations in the Dial Archive and I find pictures will always help make these definitions clearer.

 Respond to this message   


Vintage Rolex Forum and Vintage Rolex Market are not sponsored by, associated with and/or affiliated with Rolex, S.A. or Rolex USA or any respective subsidiaries or affiliates.  

Copyright The VRF, Inc. 2002 - 2017