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Rolex Submariner Date Ref. 16610


Pre-Owned Rolex 40mm Submariner Date, Black Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 16610

The Rolex Submariner 16610 had one of the longest production runs of any Rolex model, and was in production from 1988 to 2010. As Rolex continued to innovate their watches, those improvements were added to the 16610 reference. End pieces, dive extensions, and choice of dial lume material were a few of the aspects that evolved over 22 years.  Throughout the production run, the Submariner continued to be powered by the brands longest serving movement, the automatic Rolex caliber 3135 with date located at the 3 o’clock position. It proved to be a solid, reliable workhorse movements that stood the test of time.  Along with the movement, the 40mm case size, and and unbelievably comfortable bracelet, the reference 16610 is beloved by Submariner fans. It’s often seen as a link between the earliest Submariners and the modern updated models.

The 16610 example seen here was originally sold in 2010, and is in excellent condition. It was part of the last runs of 16610’s to be produced, and comes complete with original box and papers. The watch has a “Swiss Made” Super-LumiNova dial and hands, no lug holes, inner serial rehaut, solid end pieces, and an improved dive extension. One could argue this was the most advanced 16610’s produced, and is a model that will be sought after by enthusiasts and collectors for decades to come.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet


Rotating, Uni-Directional

Box and Papers

Box and Papers





Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size







Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





40mm – 42mm


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Item ID0005648
Model #16610
Model NameSubmariner
Year Producedca. 2010
Serial NumberV91XXXX


Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.