Nonetheless, the most compelling arguments are without any doubt intangible and instead relate to the emotions that only a Rolex piece can arouse.
With vintage examples, the richness of the patina immediately transports us to the period when the watch was originally made, in a more deeply nostalgic and powerful way than any documentary or textbook could.
This is particularly true for vintage diving watches such as this early Submariner 5513. The gilt dial is in superb condition with a most attractive original patina with the dot indexes slightly darker than the baton and triangular indexes. The hands are also perfectly matching and complemented by the gilt literature on the dial. The lacquered dial gracefully catches the light while the plexiglass, depending on the angle, seems to distort the indexes, in a similar way as if the watch is underwater. The beauty of the dial captivates not only the person admiring it, but is reminiscent of what diving might have been the 1960's.
The dial is nicely 'framed' with a lightly patinated bezel with a cream pearl and a case in good condition. The folded bracelet adds vintage charisma to the piece that was just recently re-discovered by the family of the original owner.
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