5513 PCG Gilt Underline . . .full, full set. 1965

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5513 PCG Gilt Underline . . .full, full set. 1965

Post by smellody » March 29th 2023, 3:48pm

I'm over the moon. I have other gilt no crown guard subs, but this one is amazing. Picked it up today.

Gilt, underline dial. Not a crack or craze. Acrylic crystal has some deep scratches, but most buffed out. Actually thought the dial was going to be all cracked when I first saw the watch.

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Pointed crown guard with original crown:

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Box and papers? How about everything including the original sales receipt:

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Serviced? Yes, once by Rolex in 1975 for $47 plus $2 shipping.

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As reflected in the IIII 63 case back
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Bracelet date coded to 4/64. . .
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Re: 5513 PCG Gilt Underline . . .full, full set. 1965

Post by ocean » March 29th 2023, 4:37pm

abduksion wrote:
March 29th 2023, 4:30pm
Stupid question but does removing the scratches devalue the watch?
No if he just buffed the crystal then he probably added 10-30k in value as it is a full set. Watch I’d value at 45-55 k knowing Smellody he stole it. Nice work my friend! I’m drooling over here.
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Re: 5513 PCG Gilt Underline . . .full, full set. 1965

Post by smellody » March 29th 2023, 5:03pm

ocean wrote:
March 29th 2023, 4:37pm
abduksion wrote:
March 29th 2023, 4:30pm
Stupid question but does removing the scratches devalue the watch?
No if he just buffed the crystal then he probably added 10-30k in value as it is a full set. Watch I’d value at 45-55 k knowing Smellody he stole it. Nice work my friend! I’m drooling over here.
Ha ha. Wow. You are to the $. . .impressive.
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Re: 5513 PCG Gilt Underline . . .full, full set. 1965

Post by 3Flushes » March 29th 2023, 5:18pm

smellody wrote:
March 29th 2023, 5:03pm
ocean wrote:
March 29th 2023, 4:37pm


No if he just buffed the crystal then he probably added 10-30k in value as it is a full set. Watch I’d value at 45-55 k knowing Smellody he stole it. Nice work my friend! I’m drooling over here.
Ha ha. Wow. You are to the $. . .impressive.
Imagine what it might be worth with the pip, by golly. Climbed the wall to catch that one, man. Did the underline signify better lume or an improved movement? Have heard both.
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Re: 5513 PCG Gilt Underline . . .full, full set. 1965

Post by abduksion » March 29th 2023, 6:26pm

ocean wrote:
March 29th 2023, 4:37pm
abduksion wrote:
March 29th 2023, 4:30pm
Stupid question but does removing the scratches devalue the watch?
No if he just buffed the crystal then he probably added 10-30k in value as it is a full set. Watch I’d value at 45-55 k knowing Smellody he stole it. Nice work my friend! I’m drooling over here.
That’s interesting because I’m always reading/hearing people always saying don’t touch anything on a Rolex just keep it as is.
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Re: 5513 PCG Gilt Underline . . .full, full set. 1965

Post by smellody » March 29th 2023, 10:13pm

abduksion wrote:
March 29th 2023, 6:26pm
ocean wrote:
March 29th 2023, 4:37pm
abduksion wrote:
March 29th 2023, 4:30pm
Stupid question but does removing the scratches devalue the watch?
No if he just buffed the crystal then he probably added 10-30k in value as it is a full set. Watch I’d value at 45-55 k knowing Smellody he stole it. Nice work my friend! I’m drooling over here.
That’s interesting because I’m always reading/hearing people always saying don’t touch anything on a Rolex just keep it as is.
Acrylic crystal isn't an issue for polishing and replacing if an original part... I have a new factory crystal for all my vintage sport models.

Also, a missing pip ain't no thing. In fact, replacing with a new luminescent pip is worse than no pip. Also, like many thing they shrivel and fall out/off.

Service is also not an issue as long as Rolex parts are used. This has a 1530 movement, also used (and first used) in my '58 5508. Much easier to source original parts than the a260 movement in my '54 6205.
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Re: 5513 PCG Gilt Underline . . .full, full set. 1965

Post by MAX » March 31st 2023, 5:43am

1965 and $500.
I was a 2 striper in the Air Force and only made $1,266 for the year for reference. If I knew then what I know now.............................
Very impressive.
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Re: 5513 PCG Gilt Underline . . .full, full set. 1965

Post by smellody » March 31st 2023, 6:38am

3Flushes wrote:
March 29th 2023, 5:18pm
smellody wrote:
March 29th 2023, 5:03pm
ocean wrote:
March 29th 2023, 4:37pm


No if he just buffed the crystal then he probably added 10-30k in value as it is a full set. Watch I’d value at 45-55 k knowing Smellody he stole it. Nice work my friend! I’m drooling over here.
Ha ha. Wow. You are to the $. . .impressive.
Imagine what it might be worth with the pip, by golly. Climbed the wall to catch that one, man. Did the underline signify better lume or an improved movement? Have heard both.
Exclamation point and underline dials mean the same thing: the lume applied to the dial is at a level safe enough NOT to burn your arm hair.

Rolex had lawsuits and recalls in the late 50's because of the amount of dangerous radium they were using.

If you look at my 5508. It looks like the surface of the moon because of the radium burn.

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After the recall, dials with safe radium levels had a little dot above the SWISS which aligned with an indice making, well, an !.

Underline either above (Like mine) or below the Submariner were another indication that the watch was safe with now tritium v radium. Once the in stock dials were used up the underlines went away and were replaced and T<25 appeared...

The lower radiation and lack of water egression allowed this dial to survive. They usually start going with cracks.
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Re: 5513 PCG Gilt Underline . . .full, full set. 1965

Post by 3Flushes » March 31st 2023, 5:16pm

smellody wrote:
March 31st 2023, 6:38am
3Flushes wrote:
March 29th 2023, 5:18pm
smellody wrote:
March 29th 2023, 5:03pm


Ha ha. Wow. You are to the $. . .impressive.
Imagine what it might be worth with the pip, by golly. Climbed the wall to catch that one, man. Did the underline signify better lume or an improved movement? Have heard both.
Exclamation point and underline dials mean the same thing: the lume applied to the dial is at a level safe enough NOT to burn your arm hair.

Rolex had lawsuits and recalls in the late 50's because of the amount of dangerous radium they were using.

If you look at my 5508. It looks like the surface of the moon because of the radium burn.

...

After the recall, dials with safe radium levels had a little dot above the SWISS which aligned with an indice making, well, an !.

Underline either above (Like mine) or below the Submariner were another indication that the watch was safe with now tritium v radium. Once the in stock dials were used up the underlines went away and were replaced and T<25 appeared...

The lower radiation and lack of water egression allowed this dial to survive. They usually start going with cracks.
Thanks- good to finally know what's what- BTW- the pip comment was /sarc <<<forgot.
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