Reference: 5513 Gilt Submariner
Dial: Very good honest dial with egg shell plots and matching hands. All plots are intact with no cratering. The dial has aged well and has retained some gloss. Some light spotting has developed over time. There are no drag marks, scratches, chips, cracks or oil marks.
Case: In excellent condition. The fat lugs suggest that the case is untouched. There are normal marks and scratches associated with a case that has never seen a polishing wheel. No pitting or deep scratches.
Accessories: Rare Full Set with a Punched Guarantee paper dated 17th February 1967 and an inner box. Comes on a period correct 1966 C+I rivet bracelet.
Comments: I've owned the watch for a few years. It keeps great time, but would recommend the new owner gets it serviced. The dome is a service dome and I bought it like that. I've been meaning to hunt down a nice T19, but never got around to it. The light spotting on the dial is hard to see unless angled correctly and with a lot of light. If your looking for a perfect mirror dial with no tell tale signs of ageing, then be prepared to at least pay another 10-15K (in my opinion). I don't have the tools to get the case back off, will arrange to do so tomorrow and take some pictures of the movement and of the inside of the case back...
Price : 25,000 Euros + shipping