Rolex 5513 Vintage Submariner 5513 "Meters First" c. 1969 (30944)

30944 Rolex Submariner 5513 "Meters First" Matte Dial, stainless steel on a later Rolex oyster bracelet (93150 with 580 endlinks), automatic caliber 1520 movement, original black dial is in fantastic condition, tritium lume on dial and hands is original and appears un-altered, bi-directional rotating bezel, screw-down crown, water resistant to 660ft, 201XXXX serial (circa 1969), diameter: 40mm, thickness: 14.5mm. Excellent Condition. This watch was just fully serviced.

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This is a vintage c. 1969 stainless steel Rolex Submariner "Meters First" dial 5513. The 40mm diameter solid three-body case, reeded bezel, and downturned lugs are polished/brushed. The graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel for calculating decompression times (marked in luminous Arabic numerals) has faded to a gorgeous gray. The "Meters First" black dial has luminescent round, triangular, and baton hour index markers, an outer minute track, luminous steel skeleton hands, and a center sweep seconds hand. There is a screw-down solid case back and a protected patented Rolex Trip-lock winding crown with a crown guard. It's water resistant to 660 feet, and the 14.5mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Rolex Submariner "Meters First" dial 5513 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Rolex caliber 1520 movement that's rhodium-plated, and constructed with 26 jewels, and a shock absorber mechanism. It includes a straight-line lever escapement, a monometallic balance that's adjusted for temperature and 5 positions. There is a self-compensating flat balance spring, and a central hacking seconds mechanism.