Ivor Doble’s Memorial Service will take place at 11am on Saturday April 2nd in Exeter Cathedral. All welcome to pay respects.

Please note all Doble Jewellers stores will be closed on this day. We will resume normal business hours on Monday April 4th.


Rolex Submariner ‘Bart Simpson’

Reference Number5513
AvailabilityExeter - Sidwell St
Case MaterialSteel
Case Size (mm)40

Additional information:

In 1966 a very rare and short run of 5513’s were made and today these are considered by many as the Submariner to own. At a first glance, this piece immediately displays the oddly shaped Rolex Coronet under the 12 marker which has been nicknamed after the famous TV Character, Bart Simpson and the shape of his head. This reference was one of the last to use these lovely gilt dials which were also coated in a laquer on top of the printing, which is why these pieces, and particularly ours, is prone to crazing.

Untouched aesthetically, displaying metres first (depth capacity), and running like a dream, our example is also complete with the original expanding and riveted bracelet, reference. 7206, with 58 & 80 endlinks. The clasp is stamped with a 2/67 date code and the serial number for the piece is 141xxxx, all of which are correct and true for a Bart Simpson 5513.

The bracelet is in excellent condition and features very little permanent stretch. The expanding links function flawlessly and the whole bracelet will comfortably fit wrists at 8 inches.

Vintage Watches Guarantee

Every pre-owned watch we sell comes with a 12 month warranty. All our watches are thoroughly checked before they leave the shop, therefore if a problem arises no fault of your own then we shall repair it free of charge for the duration of your warranty. If you cause accidental damage to the watch during the 12 month period or our watchmaker suspects accidental damage we will not be liable for any further repairs free of charge. We do not guarantee our watches to be water resistant or recommend to be worn in water unless stated in the authenticity document provided upon sale.