Rolex Submariner*** 5512 Maxi MK1*** 1978
ROLEX Vintage Submariner Ref. 5512, Maxi Dial Mark 1, Circa 1978
Serial: 5280576
Circa: 1978
Reference: 5512

DIAL: Black matte Maxi Dial with large trititum hour markers & Submariner printed below 660ft=200m.

CASE: 40mm, stainless steel with black rotating bezel

MOVEMENT: Caliber 1570, Self-winding mechanical movement with 26 jewels

BRACELET: Rolex stainless steel Oyster fliplock 'folded' bracelet, Ref. 9315/380, date code B (1977)

CONDITION REPORT: The watch is in overall great and all original condition. The case is unpolished and retains its original bezel and insert. The dial has a light even cream patina and matches the hands tritium agining. The metallic part of the hands have aged and the hour hand has a small mark on it, but retain their original tritium lume.

NOTES: The Rolex Submariner 5512, launched in 1959, was the first Submariner to feature crown guards starting with square crown guards, followed by pointy and lastly rounded. The 5512 carried the C.O.S.C. certification while the 5513 did not and hence it had 4 lines of text to include the chronometer rating differentiating it from the 5513. The 5512 was discontinued in 1979, while the 5513 continued its run in different variations until the late 1980's.