You are here:

Rolex Submariner Date Ref. 16610


Pre-Owned 40mm, Rolex Submariner, Black Dial, Stainless steel bracelet, Ref. 16610

The reference 16610 may not be the earliest or the latest Submariner, but many fans consider it among the best.  With its classic 40mm size and aluminum bezel, the reference 16610 is beloved by Submariner fans as a link between the earliest Submariners and the modern updated models. This 16610 includes the 904L stainless steel, which although more difficult to form into a watch, makes it a preferred material for immersion in the ocean. The caliber 3135 is so robust that it has been used for over thirty years.   When introduced in 1953, the Submariner was the first divers watch waterproof to a depth of 100 meters and included a rotatable bezel to allow divers to read their immersion time.  This later version is now water resistant to 300 meters. The Submariner remains a superb dive watch.

Only 1 left in stock

Categories: , , SKU: 210000005849

Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet


Rotating, Uni-Directional, Aluminum

Box and Papers

Box and Papers





Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size







Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





40mm – 42mm


2-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0005849
Model #16610
Model NameSubmariner Date
Year Producedca. 2005
Serial NumberF7XXXXX


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.