We’ve talked a lot about rolex on the market now. The rolex brothers of all major models are very familiar with it. So today I want to talk to you about the entry form in the antique rolex, the rolex navigator 5513.
Antique rolex, especially the antique sports, has many models and versions. It is often a change in details that makes the value of the watch greatly different. In addition, many antique dealers are sold at auction, so when it comes to antique rolex, many brothers feel far away from themselves, which is not something they can play with. But in fact, some of the more common antique rolex, not far from us, are just like ordinary watches, which can be bought and played. Antique water 5513, is easy to obtain in antique fatigue models, if interested in antique lowe, can begin from 5513, since 5513 has many versions, as in the case of conventional version) of the following contents.
First of all, let me tell you a little bit about 5513.
In layman’s terms, 5513 is now the “grandfather” of the water demon. Rolex submarine 5513 was launched in 1962 and continued production until 1989. Rolex submersible 5513 dimensions 40 mm (also 39), with 1530 cores (1520 cases). Rolex snorkelers of the same period as 5513 had 5512. 5512 and 5513 are the first to add the crown and shoulder pads, which basically established the appearance of the modern rolex lurker. The difference between 5512 and 5513 lies in the machine core. The 1530 used by 5513 is not certified by the observatory.
Rolex 5513 (top) and rolex 5512 (bottom)
So, to put it bluntly, 5512 can be considered a “high quality edition”; 5513 is a simple edition. The difference reflected in the dial is that the dial 5512 has a superlative chronometer/official certified (in Chinese, super observatory certified) on it, so it has four lines on it. There is no hko certification, so there is no hko certification in English, only two lines on the dial. If you look at the Watches and see if it’s four or two lines, you can tell the difference between 5512 and 5513 at a glance.
We can see that the dial 5512 has four lines on it.
Why can I use 5513 for antique sports?
1. The output of submarine 5513 is very large. Because 5513 continued to produce from 1962 to 1989, the production cycle was more than 20 years long and the output was large. By contrast, 5512 produced less from 1958 to 1978. 5513 was replaced in 1989 by the submersible 14060 (now without the predecessor of ghost 14060M and 114060), and 5513 is one of the most prolific models of the antique movement Laurie. Today, 5513 often appears in the secondary market, more common.
2. The price of submarine 5513 is relatively low. Because of the low output, the submersible 5512 is also the core of the observatory, so it is rare and expensive. On the other hand, the “simplified edition” of 5513 has a long production cycle and large output. On the other hand, it does not use the observatory core, so the price is much lower. For example, in foreign countries, the market of 5513 is 5,000 euros to start, while the market of 5512 is 10,000 euros to start (value based on original packaging and quality). At present, the domestic situation is, the product phase is very good, what does not have the problem 5513 market is in 100 thousand left and right sides, a few lower also have 50 thousand, 70 thousand left and right sides, decide according to the product phase.
Rolex “plaster face” 5513 (top) and 5513 (bottom) with metal border when luminous
3. The appearance level of the diver 5513 is very high. Rolex is characterized by a highly continuous appearance, many models have been updated, but the overall appearance has not changed much. The antique water ghost 5513 looks a lot like the current water ghost, but the details are quite different. The first feature of 5513 is “plaster surface”. Dial in the time scale, is luminous paint directly, not like now, the water of the ghost (114060, 116610), luminous clock edges have a ring of gold border (it is important to note that the production of 5513 in the 80 s luminous time scale also added the gold box). Because at that time, the craft technology of noctilucent paint is limited, so time is long, noctilucent paint became yellow and discoloured, when mark after discoloring is very beautiful, have the flavor of antique very much. In addition, 5513 still USES the acrylic glass (bubble mirror), the ear of the watch has perforation. These effects are not found on modern water ghosts. Although we can often see some antiques in the market now, such as 1803 and 1601, these watches are all formal wear routes, and the size of 36 is relatively small, which is not as cool as the antique shuigui 5513 sports.
Rolex 5513 (top) and the current 114,060, we can see that the two watches look basically the same.
What else should I pay attention to?
Antique watches are mainly two problems, original size and quality. Some of the more valuable antique watches, there are needle change, plate change, watch chain change, redo the time mark situation. In the popular antique watch, it is mainly about the quality. I think it makes a lot of sense to have someone say that a good quality overlord is better than a bad quality Paul Newman. So don’t buy a watch that looks bad because it’s cheap. A watch of poor quality is of little value.
In addition, new players are best to buy the watches they are currently selling, and then start playing with the old watches after they are familiar with the details and market of various watches. For example, there was a brother who wanted to buy a water ghost, but now that the water ghost market is high, he wanted to spend less money on an old water ghost. He sent me the picture, and the picture was only 14060/14060m (2 lines on the disk) and 2 lines on the disk, so this Watches is the one between 1989 and 2007, which is a long time from this year. Although this model is cheap, it is not certified by the observatory. It is not known how it will go when you buy it and whether you want to re-maintain it or not. New players don’t have to pay tuition right here in the first place.