When Rolex replica debuted the legendary Submariner in 1953, the dials were mostly glossy, and the brand would continue this trend until around 1966. Glossy dial Subs are special, and once you stare into the dial of a nice one, you can understand why. Oftentimes, these dials can get worn and lose the glossiness over the years; those can still look nice, but when they stay shiny like a black mirror, it’s truly spectacular.
It’s amazing how this Rolex Sub fake with black dial that’s 56 years old looks so contemporary, and from afar, one might not necessarily know this is vintage. It takes a seasoned collector to pick up on the little characteristics that make this what it is. From the nicely aged lume plots to the gilt accents on the dial all the way to the well-preserved bezel – this is really something. Sometimes it’s hard to grasp the idea of a glossy dial versus a matte one, but when you put them side-by-side, the difference is clear.
The quality Rolex Submariner ref.5513 replica watch we have here today is in overall great and honest condition and is ready for a new wrist to inhabit. The variation of this specific watch comes in toward the end of the glossy dial Submariner era with an open chapter ring and tritium lume. The bezel on this example is a very rare “thin 40” variation – this is referring to the “40” on the bezel being taller and thinner when compared to other bezel inserts of the era.
In addition to being a seldom-seen insert, the bezel itself has aged to a lovely dark grey color that’s either darker or lighter – it can even look a bit blue – depending on the lighting. Now going from the bezel to bracelet, Submariners of this era come on a rivet folded Oyster bracelet. These bracelets are light and super comfortable and finish off the overall vintage look and feel with perfect aplomb.