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Old 21 August 2019, 07:56 AM   #1
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Had to do it, 5513, 1.8mil serial, meters first...Incoming

I posted this when I got photos and saw it today and well, couldnít pass it up.
Original owner was an engineer who wore it his whole life til he passed. His daughter wasnít a watch person & parted with it.
Iím pretty over the moon with it. Honest examples are getting exceedingly hard to find and feels good to get one that has never been on the market before.


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Old 21 August 2019, 08:02 AM   #2
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Wow! Great find. Beautiful example. Congratulations!
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Old 21 August 2019, 08:08 AM   #3
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Awesome find, glad to see you arrived at a happy medium w the daughter on the purchase. Congrats!
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Old 21 August 2019, 08:14 AM   #4
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Wow thats really a nice find. Love the patina and the wabi is very special! Wear it in good health!
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Old 21 August 2019, 08:23 AM   #5
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What a beautiful example!
Happy for you, wear it in best health.
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Old 21 August 2019, 08:25 AM   #6
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A find like this makes me very happy...and optimistic. What a great meters first example.
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Old 21 August 2019, 08:33 AM   #7
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Amazing! and you got a helluva deal!!
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Old 21 August 2019, 08:33 AM   #8
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beautiful example indeed! congrats!
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Old 21 August 2019, 08:34 AM   #9
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That’s a pretty watch. Well done!
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Old 21 August 2019, 08:42 AM   #10
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Great looking MF example!
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Old 21 August 2019, 09:20 AM   #11
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Old 21 August 2019, 09:23 AM   #12
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Congratulations on a stunner, full kit too, amazing patina!!
How did you come across it?
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Old 21 August 2019, 09:27 AM   #13
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If you can tell us without violating anyone’s privacy, how did you and the seller come together? I see mention of some details above, but didn’t see anything in your past posts. I’m just curious what route his daughter took to sell.
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Old 21 August 2019, 12:29 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone, Iím thrilled with it and wasnít necessarily looking for a 5513, but I couldnít not get this (apologies for the double negative) as the condition, provenance and kit combination was something that is just rare to come across.

I would prefer to keep the sale particular details private as requested by the seller but everyone left smiling.








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Old 21 August 2019, 12:46 PM   #15
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Thatís rare find and congrats


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Old 21 August 2019, 01:16 PM   #16
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Super cool, congrets
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Old 21 August 2019, 02:01 PM   #17
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How did you find it? And how much did it cost?
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Old 21 August 2019, 02:56 PM   #18
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Well done!!
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Old 21 August 2019, 03:09 PM   #19
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Thanks everyone, Iím thrilled with it and wasnít necessarily looking for a 5513, but I couldnít not get this (apologies for the double negative) as the condition, provenance and kit combination was something that is just rare to come across.

I would prefer to keep the sale particular details private as requested by the seller but everyone left smiling.

I do understand the double negative. It is truly a rare situation that someone kept all the extra little papers to document the watch.

Sure understand the daughterís reluctance to divulge details.
- but as a memorial to her Dad,
perhaps she would share with you some legacy/history in his honor and as respect for leaving this to her.



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Old 21 August 2019, 03:42 PM   #20
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What a treasure!

Congratulations!!!

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Old 21 August 2019, 04:59 PM   #21
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Damn man that awesome. Thats great to come across this.
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Old 21 August 2019, 05:03 PM   #22
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Old 21 August 2019, 05:30 PM   #23
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How did you find it? And how much did it cost?
The tag says $175.00... duh?

I wish, hard to believe at one time. I'm sure it was a pretty penny as they say but its a beautiful piece with all the candy.
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Old 21 August 2019, 07:02 PM   #24
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Congrats, enjoy that beauty
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Old 21 August 2019, 11:52 PM   #25
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The dial and hands have such great and even patina that one can hardly find faults in them. Great find. Congrats!
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Old 22 August 2019, 01:04 AM   #26
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Thanks Adinva^^ That was a large component of what I love on it, such even patina across the hands, lume and pip. It's far from NOS or mint, but is original crispy and just perfect to me.
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Old 22 August 2019, 01:25 AM   #27
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Incredible example! How does an insert stay so pristine after so many years of use? Must have not been worn too much or maybe tucked away many years ago after a period of use...
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Old 22 August 2019, 01:37 AM   #28
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Wow... awesome buy!
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Old 22 August 2019, 01:46 AM   #29
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What a great find!! Did you know the seller's family, or was just random?
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Old 22 August 2019, 02:12 AM   #30
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Looks like a keeper! Congratulations.
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