Ryan took these images of this Rolex Milsub (Military Submariner) Reference 5513T. Rolex Milsubs are very rare and very expensive. They were originally made for military use in the U.K., and they have many distinguishing features that set them apart from a standard Submariner (Reference 5513).
This list of differences include:
1. A bezel insert with minute markers that run all the way around the bezel, as aposed to a standard Submariner which only has individual minute markers that run from zero to 15 minutes.
2. Fat Sword hands that forgo the Mercedes/Peace sign on the hour hand. Also the second hand has a sword shaped second hand pointer.
3. The extra-heavy-duty Spring Bars are welded in between the lugs to make them extra sturdy, and the Milsub, only came on a NATO slip through strap. In other words, you would never see one on an Oyster or Jubilee bracelet because the spring-bars were welded in place.
4. The dial on the 5513T has a "T" symbol designation printed in a circle on the dial directly above the 660ft=200m/Submariner designation. The "T" stands fro "Tritium" which is the type of material on the dial that makes it glow in the dark.
President Lyndon Johnson & John Steinbeck White House Oval Office, Washington D.C.
In the photo below we see legendary American writer, John Steinbeck (center), who is considered to be one of the greatest authors of the 20th Century.
John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1940, as well as the the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. His catalog of amazing books included "Of Mice and Men" ; "The Grapes Of Wrath" ; and "East Of Eden" .
"The Free exploring mind of the individual is the most valuable thing in the world." –John Steinbeck
In the photo above we see John Steinbeck and his son John Steinbeck IV, meeting in the White House Oval Office with President Lyndon Johnson on May 16, 1966. Notice President Johnson is wearing his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date in the photo.
“They may have introduced this new model, but Rolex don’t chase whims, they don’t chase pop culture. They really like tradition, their support of exploration science is tremendous and they love the fact that being part of this exploration closed the ellipse on the Bathyscaphe Trieste expedition in 1960 (the first manned vehicle to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench), because they had a watch then that went down on the outside of that vessel too.”
–James Cameron [On The Rolex DEEPSEA D-Blue]
“My first watch was a Rolex Submariner. Like I said, it’s pretty simple. I just always saw Rolex as the best dive watches. I mean, they invented the dive watch back in 1926. I just always associated the Rolex Submariner with divers...I've always had a Submariner on my wrist. I've worn one every day for 30 years.”
Speaking of wearing a Rolex Submariner for the last 30 years. The photo below of James Cameron was taken 17 years ago when he was directing Titanic back in 1997. Notice he is wearing his trademark Rolex Submariner.
King Of The World
Winning Three Academy Awards for Titanic
Below is the acceptance speech James Cameron gave for after having won a second Oscar. Notice in the photos below the video, he was wearing his Rolex Submariner on his wrist.
Titanic swept the 70th Academy Awards in 1998, having won 11 Oscars (of 14 nominations) including Best Picture and Best Director!!!
Historically Rolex has always been extremely secretive and discreet, and no journalists in the past have ever been invited "INSIDE ROLEX" to explore and report on all four Rolex Manufacturing faclities in Switzerland.
In November 2013, this changed when Rolex invited Jake to take an unprecdented journey into the heart of Rolex to learn and report on everything he witnessed and learned.
This Super-Detailed 3 Part Story is a "MUST READ" story for anybody who wants to understand what really makes Rolex tick.
The Hans Wilsdorf Story: Founder Of Rolex
Rolex is one of the most recognizable brands on earth, but very little has been known about its real history. If you really, really want to understand what makes Rolex tick, I very highly recommend you read the fascinating story of Rolex's amazing founder–Hans Wilsdorf.
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