It is not too late to get to the topic. We have already said a lot of Rolexes on the market, and the various major Rolex brothers are very familiar. So today I want you to say that the entry-level watch in Rolex, Rolex Submariner 5513.
Rolex Submariner 5513
Antique Rolex, especially antique sports labor, has many models and many versions, often a change in details, which makes a huge difference in the value of watches. In addition, many antique labor are traded at auction, so when talking about antique Rolex, many brothers will feel far away from themselves, not something that they can play. But in fact, some of the more common antique Rolex are not far away from us. They are the same as ordinary watches. They can be bought and played. The antique water ghost 5513 is the model that is easier to start in antique labor. If you are interested in antique labor, you can start from 5513 (because there are many versions of 5513, the following content is a regular version).
First, let me talk about the basic situation of 5513.
In layman’s terms, 5513 is the ‘grandpa’ who is now selling water ghosts (submariners). The Rolex Submariner 5513 was launched in 1962 and continued production until 1989. The Rolex Submariner 5513 is 40 mm in size (39 is also written) and uses 1530 movement (in the case of 1520). The Rolex Submariner at the same time as 5513 is also 5512. 5512 and 5513 are the first submariners to add crown shoulders, basically establishing the appearance of modern Rolex submariners (water ghosts). The difference between the 5512 and 5513 is the movement. The 5512 uses the 1560/1570 movement, which is certified by the Observatory; the 1530 used by the 5513, without the Observatory certification.
Rolex 5513 (top) and Rolex 5512 (bottom)
So, to put it plainly, 5512 can be regarded as a ‘high-match version’; 5513 is a ‘short-match version’. The difference reflected on the dial is that the dial of 5512 is written with superlative chronometer / official certified (Chinese is the meaning of Super Observatory certification), so the dial is 4 lines; 5513 has no observatory certification, so there is no observatory-certified English, dial There are only 2 lines of words. Depending on whether the dial is 4 lines or 2 lines, 5512 and 5513 can be distinguished at a glance (referring to the special version under normal circumstances, excluding the transition period).
We can see that there are 4 lines on the dial of the 5512.
Why can antique sports labor start with 5513?
1. The output of the Submariner 5513 is very large. Because 5513 has been continuously produced from 1962 to 1989, the production cycle is more than 20 years, and the output is very large. In contrast, from 5512 production to 1978, 5512 produced less. The 5513 was replaced by the Submarine 14060 in 1989 (now the predecessor of the nigga 14060M and 114060), and the 5513 is one of the largest productions of antique sports Lowry. Today, 5513 often appears in the secondary market and is more common.
2. The price of Submarine 5513 is relatively low. The Submariner 5512 is rare and expensive because it has a small output and is an observatory movement. In contrast, the ‘simple version’ 5513 has a long production cycle and a large output. Second, it does not use an observatory movement, so the price is relatively low. For example, in foreign countries, the market price of 5513 is 5,000 Euros, and the market price of 5512 is 10,000 Euros (value is based on originality and quality). At present, the domestic situation is that the appearance is very good, the 5513 market with no problem is about 100,000, and the lower is about 50,000 or 70,000, depending on the appearance.
Rolex ‘Plaster Surface’ 5513 (top) and 5513 (bottom) marked with a metal frame at luminous time
3. Submarine 5513 has a high face value. A major feature of Rolex is the highly continuous appearance. Many models have been replaced, but the overall appearance has not changed much. The antique water ghost 5513 looks similar to the current water ghost, but there are many differences in details. The first major feature of 5513 is ‘plaster face’. The hour markers on the dial are directly luminous paint. Unlike the current water ghosts (114060, 116610), the edges of the luminous hour markers have a gold border (note that the 5513 luminous hour markers produced in the 1980s are also added. Gold frame). At that time, the technology of luminous coatings was limited. As time passed, the luminous coatings turned yellow and discolored. The time scales after the discoloration were very beautiful and antique. In addition, 5513 uses acrylic glass (bubble mirror) with perforated lugs. These effects are not found in modern water ghosts. Although we can often see some antiques 1803 and 1601 on the market now, these watches are all dress-up routes, and the size of 36 is relatively small, which is not as sports and cool as the antique water ghost 5513.
Rolex 5513 (above) and now 114060, we can see that the appearance of the two watches is basically the same.
What else needs attention?
Antique watches are mainly two issues, originality and quality. Some high-value antique watches include changing hands, discs, bracelets, and time stamping. In the popular popular antique watch, the main problem is the appearance. Someone said something before, and I think it makes sense, saying that a good-looking Speedmaster is better than a bad-looking Paul Newman. So, don’t buy a watch with poor quality because it is cheap. A watch of poor quality is of little value.
In addition, new players are better off buying watches that are currently on sale, and then familiar with the details and prices of various watches before starting to play old watches. For example, there was a brother who wanted to buy a water ghost before, but now that the water ghost market is relatively high, he wants to spend less money to buy an old water ghost. He sent the picture to me. The picture is only 14060 / 14060m (2 lines on the plate) and 2 lines on the plate. Then this watch is a table between 1989 and 2007, a long time from this year. Although this model is cheap, it is not certified by the observatory. It is unknown whether it will be re-maintained after buying it. There is no need for new players to ‘pay tuition’ here.