I am a novice in the world of vintage Rolex.
I have been doing some research on a “Pre-Comex” dial variant of the 5513 Submariners and could not for the life of me find accurate answers to the production date of this watch.
A lot of sources state that the dial was created in between 1976-1978. A famous watch store that I am trying to purchase the watch from, however claims that the year of production went back as far as 1971…. I am a little skeptical about this and really would like to confirm the authenticity of this statement.
I do see some sellers online that claim the same. For example, this seller is also selling a Pre Comex 5513 that was supposedly made in 1971.
What do ya'll think? Any Rolex experts out there that can prove or diaprove this statement?