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Old 19 July 2019, 01:42 PM   #1
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Picked Up A Birth-Year 5513 Submariner

Hi friends. I just picked up this 1989 Rolex Submariner 5513. I've been looking for a birth-year submariner for a little while now, and only recently picked up a 1991 Submariner 14060 which I also love. I stumbled upon this a couple of days ago and jumped on it. Now I need to figure out if I keep or sell the 14060. Hope everyone is having a great day!



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Old 19 July 2019, 01:51 PM   #2
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Congrats, looks beautiful..geez 1989..young buck! I've been looking for a 1977 but gave up
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Old 19 July 2019, 01:58 PM   #3
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Congratulations!!!

Looks to be in fantastic condition!

Nice work on the photos too!

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Old 19 July 2019, 10:40 PM   #4
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Nice one! I have a soft spot for the late gloss dial 5513's........
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Old 19 July 2019, 10:54 PM   #5
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That's a beauty, congrats. I can't afford a birth year Sub- 1966
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Old 20 July 2019, 12:06 AM   #6
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Very nice! I have a non-birth year (but close enough) 1986 5513. The later gloss dial 5513's are very nice watches and, at least in my mind, easier to "take risks" with (e.g. actually get it wet) than with an older 5513 (e.g. Maxi Mk 1 or 3).

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Old 20 July 2019, 06:56 AM   #7
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Good for you! I have been trying to find my birth year as well, but there doesn't seem to be any thing out there that is BD. Before Dirt.
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Old 21 July 2019, 12:46 AM   #8
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Congrats!

Also looking for a birth year 1986 Sub or SD myself.
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Old 22 July 2019, 07:58 PM   #9
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I found my birthyear Rolex recently … a 1976 5513

was tough but it seems a lot of 5513's were made so you guys should be able to find one one day. Good luck all
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Old 22 July 2019, 11:14 PM   #10
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Welcome to the birth year club
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Old 23 July 2019, 04:54 AM   #11
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Congratulations on finding your birth year Sub! I didn’t get on that until WAY too late, closest I could find was a 1958 5508, with relumed hands and touched up dial. It sux being old!!! I was told I need to find an hour glass.
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Old 23 July 2019, 05:33 AM   #12
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5513

I Love my 1968 5513, I was born in 1967 but its near enough for me, yours looks great so enjoy it and welcome to the club, all the very best "H"
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Old 23 July 2019, 08:35 AM   #13
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Very very nice!


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Old 25 July 2019, 01:48 AM   #14
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i'd jump on a birth year sub for me - 1983. I say if they're different enough (no-date vs date) keep them both. Also if it's in your budget to keep. If not, keep the one you feel more attached to and is in the better condition. I don't think that birth year is the MOST important thing; to me it's condition followed by accessories followed by year.
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Old 25 July 2019, 02:45 AM   #15
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Nice pick up, looks like it’s been barely polished too. If I was to pick one up that’s the era of Subs I prefer. Late 80’s early 90’s gloss dials.
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Old 25 July 2019, 03:35 PM   #16
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Very nice! As the owner of a 1987 5513, I gotta agree with you about that glossy dial! I love mine!


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Old 25 July 2019, 05:37 PM   #17
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Congratulations on finding your birth year Sub! I didn’t get on that until WAY too late, closest I could find was a 1958 5508, with relumed hands and touched up dial. It sux being old!!! I was told I need to find an hour glass.
Holy kamolé !!! That's beautiful! A NON-crown guard Sub is one of my dream watches....

Now, the problem is that MY birth year is '56, so we're talking about a Sub from the 3rd year of production....
Yeah, right, . . . I just don't think I'm ready to mortgage the house for that.

(Well not yet, but, .... we'll see!).
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Old 27 July 2019, 04:22 AM   #18
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looks great!!! 5513's are getting up there in price, even the WG ones. Great pull.
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Old 25 October 2019, 04:04 AM   #19
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New to Forum, joined to find my birth year 1989.
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Old 2 November 2019, 10:08 PM   #20
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What a beauty...You guys seems to know how to get pieces looking like new!

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Old 3 November 2019, 01:18 AM   #21
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congrats! Did the same thing a few years ago just a “little older”


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Old 3 November 2019, 01:20 AM   #22
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Nice pickup! Enjoy!
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Old 3 November 2019, 01:30 AM   #23
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A couple of 1986 babies on here like me! Would love a no date 1986 5513! I have a 2005 16610 which is the year I graduated HS so that’s kinda cool.
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Old 3 November 2019, 01:31 AM   #24
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A couple of 1986 babies on here like me! Would love a no date 1986 5513! I have a 2005 16610 which is the year I graduated HS so that’s kinda cool.
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Old 3 November 2019, 01:41 AM   #25
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Old 3 November 2019, 08:27 PM   #26
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I wished you was born in the 60's ;)
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Old 4 November 2019, 07:47 AM   #27
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Nice watch. I made E6 in July of 89 and you could have bought one of these for less than 2K used.





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