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Rolex Submariner Date Men's Steel Watch, Black Dial and Bezel, Reference 16610 with Box & Papers, Year 2004

Rolex Submariner Date Men's Steel Watch, Black Dial and Bezel, Reference 16610 with Box & Papers, Year 2004

$ 6,135.00

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Rolex's Submariner cannot be underestimated in its impact on the watch world. The Submariner is known for being tough, water-tight, and sophisticated in its sporty good looks. Its design has been copied by other watch companies and launched an entire market segment. Since its launch in 1954, the Sub has become a true classic, and one of the most recognized and coveted luxury items in the world. 

Since the 1954 launch, the Submariner has been continually improved and tweaked. The date was added, as was the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The guards around the crown were added early on, and made bigger and more protective. The dial has become more and more readable, and the bezel larger and more durable. The bracelet has been improved from folded steel to machined links. The clasp has gotten better and better.

The Submariner invented and defined the "Dive Watch" segment. The luminous dial markers hands tell you not only the time, but by being able to see the seconds hand's marker moving, you know your watch hasn't stopped. The bezel only turns one way: this allows you to dial in the time your dive starts, and you will know exactly when you need to come up to the surface. However, since it only turns one direction, if the bezel were accidentally bumped, you would come up sooner rather than later. Even the layout of the bezel's markings are now codified as the way a dive watch has to mark the time on the bezel. The bracelet and clasp are very secure, to make sure you don't lose your timing device mid-dive. 

Most of these watches get used as more of a so-called "desk diver," though. Divers today usually use a dive computer to time their dives, but It's nice to know the Rolex could do the job if it needed to. Instead, the durability and features all add up to mean that the Submariner is ready for any and every situation you might find yourself, which is no doubt why James Bond wore this model in 11 of the 007 movies.

    Manufacturer Rolex
    Model Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date
    Style Number 16610
    Stock number 330101
    Year 2004
    Serial number F Series
    • Self-winding perpetual mechanical chronometer
    • 28,800 BPH
    • 31 Jewels
    • Caliber 3135
    • Monobloc 904L Stainless Steel
    • 40mm diameter
    • Screw-down case back
    • No Lug Pin-holes
    Bezel Unidirectional rotating
    Crown Triplock Screw-Down crown with Rolex Crown logo
    Water Resistance Rating 300m / 1,000 ft
    • Center hour, minute, and seconds hands
    • Date aperture at the 3 o'clock position
    • Rolex Oyster 904L Stainless Steel
    • Folding Oysterlock safety clasp
    • Solid end links (SEL)
    Dial  Black with luminescence
    Crystal Scratch-resistant sapphire
    Condition Excellent
    Authenticity 100% Authentic Rolex, no aftermarket parts or modifications
    Service History Fully serviced right before we listed the watch for sale, by our CW21 Certified Watchmaker, using only the correct oils, gaskets, and seals
    Box & Papers Original Rolex box, booklet, folio, and warranty certificate included as pictured.
    Testing Tested by our CW21 Certified Watchmaker on the Witschi "Watch Expert" timing machine. Accurate and water resistant to factory specifications.
    Warranty Covered by LeeBrant's Two Year Warranty and 100% Authenticity Guarantee
    Pictures The pictures in this listing are of the actual watch for sale. 

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