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Old 17 May 2014, 06:49 PM   #61
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Old 17 May 2014, 11:50 PM   #62
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I am pleased that many of you are finding the website to be a valuable and informative resource for the 5513. With it's many dial variations, the matte dial 5513 is a favorite to both collectors and those new to vintage Rolex. Enjoy everyone.
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Old 19 May 2014, 12:18 AM   #63
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I am pleased that many of you are finding the website to be a valuable and informative resource for the 5513. With it's many dial variations, the matte dial 5513 is a favorite to both collectors and those new to vintage Rolex. Enjoy everyone.
Enjoying the site for sure everytime John
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Old 23 May 2014, 09:25 PM   #64
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Well done John et al - great job and it looks excellent. Very useful information, thanks! [img]http://*******/8KHV7w[/img]
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Old 23 May 2014, 10:58 PM   #65
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Loved it John, Excellent work
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Old 27 May 2014, 02:12 PM   #66
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Old 8 June 2014, 10:39 AM   #67
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Awesome looking website.
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Old 14 June 2014, 09:11 AM   #68
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Cool glad this is out there!
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Old 16 June 2014, 02:06 AM   #69
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This is so great.
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Old 18 June 2014, 04:03 AM   #70
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Sounds like many new collectors as well as "seasoned" ones are finding the website helpful.
There have been a few additions recently. Nikos aka Greekbum has been very generous and sent me some Meters First images. One of the images is demonstrating the tritium glow often seen with tritium mixtures from this era. In addition a great Maxi IV image was added courtesy of Nikos as well.
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Old 1 July 2014, 05:42 AM   #71
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This site is awesome, I just bought a 1960s meters first and am happy to say it all checks out thanks to your work!
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Old 11 July 2014, 09:23 PM   #72
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Great site John!

Can anyone tell me if the 5513 was ever produced with a SWISS dial rather than the SWISS - T>25 dial?
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Old 25 July 2014, 01:41 AM   #73
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Well done John et al - great job and it looks excellent. Very useful information, thanks!
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Old 27 July 2014, 06:02 AM   #74
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Thanks for the compliments. I hope that you continue to find it helpful resource.
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Old 2 August 2014, 08:42 PM   #75
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Brilliant, love it, great for beginners and experts in the vintage world alike.
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Old 2 August 2014, 09:04 PM   #76
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Great information and a perfect guide for '13 Lovin it!
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Old 3 August 2014, 09:20 PM   #77
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Thank you very much!
I have to study a lot and your site is one of the best to start from.
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Old 5 August 2014, 12:19 AM   #78
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5513 mutt?

I recently was handed down my fathers watch. I'm trying to plan a course of action to get it back in service as my father wouldnt want it any other way. I looked at the 5513 website but it seems to not match exactly any of the descriptions. The s/n is in the 1.7x range. The date on the bracelet says 3/ 71. My dad was a navy officer and wore it every day for years.
My brother was given it after dad passed in 1980. He says he had it serviced and relumed with a new crystal but they scratched the back and it only ran for a month. Hes had it in a box since.
In the end I would like a functional daily wear watch that I can say was my fathers when I hand it off to my son. Its a rolex it should be possible right?
Any input would be appreciated. I have already emailed Mike Young about restoring the bracelet.
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Old 5 August 2014, 09:09 AM   #79
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Let me first say that you have inherited a real beauty.
The reason you did not see your dial on the website is because your dial is a gilt/gloss dial so named because of the gold tone of the text and the black glossy paint. The majority of the 1.7 mil serial 5513's would have come from the factory with a matte dial. So this may be a stroke of good fortune for you as the gilt/gloss dials tend to command a premium over the matte dial versions.
Rik Dietel, ABC Watchwerks, and Bob Ridley all do great work.
God luck and we look forward to seeing how it turns out.
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Old 5 August 2014, 10:35 AM   #80
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I would recommend Bob Ridley, he does exceptional work and can also address the bracelet. Ive seen a few bracelets that came back from others that are really overdone and way too tight, with small details overlooked. Bob on the other hand is a perfectionist.
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Old 5 August 2014, 07:58 PM   #81
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I guess the next step is to contact Bob. Thanks.
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Old 6 August 2014, 11:55 AM   #82
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John your the man. I remember you sending me this before it launched and I was so impressed. Wonderfully done and going to be a solid resource for all collectors. Proud of you buddy! Congrats
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Old 7 August 2014, 11:11 AM   #83
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David thanks for the kind words.
I feel very fortunate to have had the input and support necessary from knowledgeable collectors to get the site off the ground and online. Two weeks ago Hodinkee featured 5513mattedial.com on their online magazine. In large part to the Hodinkee feature and from collectors spreading the word, the website has been viewed in over 83 different countries. In addition, many visitors to the site have have returned to learn more about this iconic reference.
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Old 7 August 2014, 12:42 PM   #84
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David thanks for the kind words.
I feel very fortunate to have had the input and support necessary from knowledgeable collectors to get the site off the ground and online. Two weeks ago Hodinkee featured 5513mattedial.com on their online magazine. In large part to the Hodinkee feature and from collectors spreading the word, the website has been viewed in over 83 different countries. In addition, many visitors to the site have have returned to learn more about this iconic reference.
Thanks to your site more people will be well informed on the 5513. Sounds like many are enjoying it already. Congrats my friend
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Old 10 August 2014, 02:26 AM   #85
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Great read. Boggling levels of detail and changes....I wonder if the guys at Rolex ever contemplated that in years to come we would all sit here with loops out studying all these changes and minutia?!

Thanks for compiling.
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Old 30 August 2014, 03:46 AM   #86
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Hi, I'm new here but I've been glued to the site for the last two hours. I didn't know my 5513 had a MK III dial, but do now! Well done and thank you so much.
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Old 31 August 2014, 06:37 AM   #87
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Just recently bought a meters first 5513 from around '69 and used your site for reference. Thanks so much for the great info!
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Old 4 September 2014, 07:45 AM   #88
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Amazing site! Thank you for putting this together...

Someone should aggregate all the reference sits...

doubleredseadweller.com
5513mattedial.com

Any else?
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Old 4 September 2014, 09:11 PM   #89
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Thanks
I am glad you are finding it helpful.
In addition to the two websites above, you will find a great Red Sub sticky thread at the top of the vintage Rolex discussion, and there is a fantastic review of the white dials of the 1680 in the Vrf classics section by Marcello Pisani.
Finally there is are two Gmt threads here on TRF. One in the Rolex reference library and the other by Springer here on this sub forum.
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Old 22 October 2014, 03:23 PM   #90
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Thank you Doc.
I did my 5513 homework at yours before pulling the trigger.
Keep up the good work :)
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