Summer has officially started and you know what that means: new summer swag. We have an awesome line up of hot-weather-friendly watches for you this week including a ton of steel dive watches (like a Rolex Submariner ref. 5513) and a couple of yellow gold numbers for those hot summer nights. Read on for the full list.
1977 Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513
The Rolex ref. 5513 is one of the most sought after vintage Submariners. With its perfect proportions and dateless dial, this watch is the ultimate dive watch. The example we have here dates to 1977 and features a “Pre-Comex” dial, which you can identify by the distinctive Coronet crown and those oversized tritium lume plots. We love this one for its crme brule patina and its rough-and-tough look. What’s more perfect than a dive watch for summer? Not much. Check it out here.
1956 Omega Seamaster XVI Ref. 2850SC
This Omega Seamaster reference 2850SC was produced in 1956 for the 16th Olympiad, which took place in Melbourne, Australia. It features the automatic caliber 471 with a full rotor, which is pretty cool for a fancy gold dress watch. At 34mm, it’s also a great option for men and women (you could even share with someone). Thinking of summer travels, this watch would be right at home on the Italian Riviera. Where will you take it? The full listing is righthere.
1970s Zenith Super Sub Sea A3736
The Zenith Sub Sea Chronograph is cool for many reasons. For one, it’s a chronograph, second it’s a dive watch, and third it’s got bright orange accents. Separately, these elements may not be that rare, but when combined they create a seriously cool dive watch. Additionally, it is powered by a manually-wound caliber and is on an original ladder bracelet from our favorite bracelet-maker, Gay Frres. Read all about it here.
The Full Set
In addition to these highlights we have a 1950s Lemania chronograph, a 1960s LeJour Yachtingraf (perfect for long days on the boat), a 1970s Girard-Perregaux with quartz caliber 350, a 1970s Mathey-Tissot Chronograph “Soccer,” and a 1970s Zenith Automatic Day-Date with AF/P movement. Scroll through the slideshow to check them all out.
As always, you can view the full collection in the HODINKEE Shop.