The Rolex Forums   The Rolex Watch

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Old 7 September 2018, 07:28 AM   #1
athom
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Paris (France)
Posts: 481
Your thoughts about this 5513

Hi fellows, I found this https://www.chrono24.fr/rolex/submar...-id7450927.htm
Except the wrong pearl, what do you think about this watch regarding the parts and the condition?

Thanks mate
athom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7 September 2018, 07:31 PM   #2
athom
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Paris (France)
Posts: 481
Your opinion about the condition but also to be sure the parts match the ref.
athom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 September 2018, 04:10 AM   #3
athom
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Paris (France)
Posts: 481
no no no please don't buy it, gimme just your opinion
athom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 September 2018, 06:35 AM   #4
4rnold
"TRF" Member
 
4rnold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Europe
Watch: 5513
Posts: 142
crown guards look thin to me, bevels don't seem original (someone made them) imo
4rnold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 September 2018, 08:03 AM   #5
offrdmania
2020 HARRODS SGE Pledge Member
 
offrdmania's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Real Name: Matt
Location: Wine Country, Ca
Posts: 4,195
I agree, case has been re-profiled. Material may have been added to the case to build it up.
__________________
TRF Member 11738
offrdmania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 September 2018, 08:14 AM   #6
swish77
2020 Pledge Member
 
swish77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Real Name: Aaron
Location: NYC
Watch: ing the time!
Posts: 4,570
The dirty lume, especially at 12 o'clock, would drive me nuts. Case has been polished too much. There are better examples out there for this kind of money.
swish77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9 September 2018, 04:44 AM   #7
athom
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Paris (France)
Posts: 481
Many thanks, doesn't sound good....It is so complicated to find a very nice 5513 with all matching, good condition, right parts and bracelet....Would like or a meter first or a Maxi MK1/MK3...
athom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9 September 2018, 04:03 PM   #8
4rnold
"TRF" Member
 
4rnold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Europe
Watch: 5513
Posts: 142
They are out there, but as Eric Ku says: search for the good watch, not the good deal.

Thats what I do
4rnold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9 September 2018, 08:12 PM   #9
athom
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Paris (France)
Posts: 481
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4rnold View Post
They are out there, but as Eric Ku says: search for the good watch, not the good deal.

Thats what I do
I guess I do...no matter the price, to find a great 5513 is a struggle I assume..
athom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9 September 2018, 08:34 PM   #10
Andad
2020 HARRODS SGE Pledge Member
 
Andad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 31,084
I agree...pass on that one.
__________________
E

Andad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9 September 2018, 11:24 PM   #11
Pureform
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Florida
Posts: 278
So weird people told me on here to send my watch to watchworks, ricki and so forth to sharpen my case but cause this case is nice and probobly done by them also it's a no go.... Everybody here sends there vintage watches to again la watch works, ricki and so forth even to michael young to make there dangled bracelet new again... Weird everybody is a pro on here
Pureform is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 September 2018, 02:39 AM   #12
4rnold
"TRF" Member
 
4rnold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Europe
Watch: 5513
Posts: 142
Well, it's a matter of taste. These bevels look nice, I admit, but I prefer unpolished even when it has marks over a recut case. Besides that, the crown guards look thin to me, so that's why I would pass, also the stain on the dial. But this is an endless discussion, because it's a matter of taste.
4rnold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 September 2018, 03:50 AM   #13
athom
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Paris (France)
Posts: 481
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4rnold View Post
Well, it's a matter of taste. These bevels look nice, I admit, but I prefer unpolished even when it has marks over a recut case. Besides that, the crown guards look thin to me, so that's why I would pass, also the stain on the dial. But this is an endless discussion, because it's a matter of taste.
My taste is everything original, everything matching with year production, no fake lazer blablabla and nothing from service.
athom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 September 2018, 04:22 AM   #14
05carbondrz
2020 Pledge Member
 
05carbondrz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 2,030
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4rnold View Post
They are out there, but as Eric Ku says: search for the good watch, not the good deal.

Thats what I do
Says the Guy getting top dollar for his Pieces.
05carbondrz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 September 2018, 04:39 AM   #15
swish77
2020 Pledge Member
 
swish77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Real Name: Aaron
Location: NYC
Watch: ing the time!
Posts: 4,570
Quote:
Originally Posted by athom View Post
My taste is everything original, everything matching with year production, no fake lazer blablabla and nothing from service.
Well, yes, you're not alone. However, the reality is that watches that are 40-50 years old very rarely meet all that criteria, especially nowadays. And when those perfect, perfect examples do come up for sale, they're very expensive.

The trick, IMHO, is to find a vintage watch that checks most of the important boxes, but might have been polished lightly (and well) in the past, or perhaps might have a service bezel insert, for example. You can ALWAYS find some issue with an old watch. That said, I'd pass on the example you posted.

You'll increase your candidates if you're a little more flexible, and also save some money.

Good luck in your search.
swish77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 September 2018, 05:32 AM   #16
roh123
"TRF" Member
 
roh123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Real Name: Per
Location: Sweden
Watch: Gilt Rolex
Posts: 2,608
Quote:
Originally Posted by 05carbondrz View Post
Says the Guy getting top dollar for his Pieces.
He has a good point though. Not because it generally have been a good deal to buy perfect. Rather because wearing a great watch will keep you happier in the long run.

To the original poster; be patient. Great examples do come around. C24 is probably not your best bet to find them. Dealers will sell great pieces faster than they can do a listing on C24 or even on their own website. Follow dealers and collectors on IG and I think you will soon be hunting for better examples.

Best of luck!
__________________
Instagram: @perj123
roh123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 September 2018, 07:53 AM   #17
4rnold
"TRF" Member
 
4rnold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Europe
Watch: 5513
Posts: 142
Quote:
Originally Posted by roh123 View Post
He has a good point though. Not because it generally have been a good deal to buy perfect. Rather because wearing a great watch will keep you happier in the long run.
THIS!!

When your looking for a good deal buy a toaster
__________________
"A damn fine cup of coffee"
4rnold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 September 2018, 05:18 AM   #18
athom
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Paris (France)
Posts: 481
Thank you for your thoughts, I'm searching from a long time without looking at C24 but didn't find the right one...However thanks !!!

BTW, what do you think about this one ? : https://www.chrono24.fr/rolex/submar...-id8695774.htm
athom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 September 2018, 06:30 AM   #19
R!$
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,407
Pass
R!$ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


*Banners Of The Month*
This space is provided to horological resources.





Copyright 2004-2020, The Rolex Forums. All Rights Reserved.

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Rolex is a registered trademark of ROLEX USA. The Rolex Forums is not affiliated with ROLEX USA in any way.