The dial predominately seen in the 5512 from 1963 has a very characteristic coronet that is more broad and more wide at the bottom than in previous years (following two pictures). This “classic” coronet will be the most common coronet during the remainder of the gilt-gloss dial production for the Submariners.

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In addition to this “classic” coronet there is another seldom seen dial (first picture below) featuring a coronet with a broad base and very long spikes. While most examples during this period are of the 4 line variety, with the first two lines in gilt text and the second two lines of SCOC text in silver, collectors can still find 2 line versions of the 5512. However, it should be noted that the much less common 2 line version is typically one of the more common dials from 1961-1962.

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A unique feature of many of the dials from this period is the “underline” that can be seen in different positions of the dial, typically under the “OYSTER PERPETUAL” text or below the “SUBMARINER” text. Much like the exclamation point, the significance of the underline has been a hotly debated topic in the past. Many collectors feel that the underline, like exclamation point, signified a transition from radium to tritium, while other experts felt it denoted something different.

The 1560 calibre movement powers the 5512 during this time.

Unless the dial is a carry over from an earlier year, the gilt-gloss dials for the Submariner from 1963 do not have the connected minute track around the circumference of the dial.

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