Bargain Gents Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date 16610 – 2002 Y Serial
Presented in good all round condition for a well-loved watch of this period. The Rolex Submariner Date reference 16610.
These Submariner 16610 are gradually becoming more and more scarce. Prices on this reference have taken a big leap this year with no sign of slowing.
Beautiful all round condition.
As these sports models get older their desirability increases and this example is typical of the investment Rolex Sports watches.
It comes supplied with a Rolex style presentation box, as at some stage it and the original paperwork has been mis-placed, which of course is commonplace for watches of this period.
Model: Oyster Perpetual Submariner
Serial number: Supplied upon purchase only
Rolex ref: # 16610
Date: 2002 Y Serial
Box & Papers: Our own invoice and insurance valuation will be supplied along the watch
While vintage Submariners get much of the attention these days, and certain rare variants have attained legendary levels of value and collectability; there are plenty of other past Submariner references that excel in cost/ease of ownership and the ability to withstand the wear and tear of daily use.
One particular Submariner reference that makes a particularly good everyday watch is the reference 16610.
Although it lacks the virtually scratch-proof Cerachrom (ceramic) bezel insert, the reference 16610 Submariner is powered by Rolex’s calibre 3135 movement, which is that same movement that Rolex uses inside their date-displaying Submariner watches today.
First released in 1987 as a replacement for the reference 168000, the reference 16610 remained in production for over two decades, until it was finally discontinued in 2010.
To many, the reference 16610 represents the final incarnation of Rolex’s stainless steel Submariner with an aluminium bezel insert.
Craft from highly corrosion-resistant 904L stainless steel, and powered by Rolex’s calibre 3135 movement, the reference 16610 has a lot in common with its successor, the reference 116610 Submariner. However, the reference 16610 pre-dates the introduction of the new case design and ceramic bezel insert, which makes it an excellent option for those seeking a modern Submariner that still follows the old style of case design.