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I agree on the 5513 in general Jeff. It is a perfectly sized piece of steel that is quite perfect for daily use.
And I also agree, it got so difficult to find authentic unmolested Rolex Sport models. So it turns really out that Rolex Sport models need to be purchased on special occasions like yours obviously was.
And as your watch is a complete set, this gives it an even an rarely seen souble extra plus.
O.k. Keeping of the 5513 herewith fully approved:-)
Btw. the 5513 is also nice on a womens wrist ;-)
: Well, if you had told me a week ago that I would be wearing this
: 5513, with the metal on the markers (circa 1988), I would have
: said, "No way!"
: But here's how it happened -- I have made two previous attempts to
: buy a real vintage 5513, and both have been disasters -- cases;
: dials; bezels; hands from a variety of decades, all on the same
: watch. I will definitely make another attempt at one of these
: older 5513s, but in the meanwhile, I am enjoying this one. Full
: set (box; papers; hang tag; booklets; etc.) . . . beautiful
: condition . . . running well . . . all at less than half the
: price of the two previous attempts.
: So shout out if you know of a great, old, honest 5513 (and even
: better if you would take this neo-vintage 5513 as part of the
: exchange). But please let me enjoy this one for a while longer .
: . . it's stuck on my wrist right now!!