Rolex Submariner ref# 16610 Stainless Steel circa 1996 EXCEPTIONAL!


We use the word exceptional rather frequently when we are writing our posts. We do not use this word casually, or as hyperbole. We are always looking for exceptional, and not average condition examples of fine vintage watches. And when we are posting what we consider to be an exceptional condition example of a watch, we lead with that descriptor; it is not an “oh, by the way…” That said, we want to offer you the following “exceptional” condition 16610 Submariner.

Classic Rolex Submariner stainless steel with date ref 16610, T8 serial # circa 1996 in nearly unworn original condition. Featuring a 40mm diameter case with sapphire crystal and unidirectional elapsed time bezel. An exceptionally mint condition example of this now discontinued model, all the more desirable for collectors as this “neovintage” era example is the earlier gloss dial with tritium (SWISS T<25) indexes and hands, rather than the later Luminova or Super Luminova (SWISS or SWISS MADE) dial signatures. The lugs are razor sharp with thick bevels and clean lug holes. With nearly fully intact green case back 16610 sticker. With super tight, mint, and unpolished original heavy Oyster 93150 bracelet with 501B endpieces, Z3 date code, and with flip lock clasp and Powered by self winding calibre 3135 movement with sweep seconds.

Sadly the original owner could not locate the original box and papers. There is hope, though it Is remote hope, that the box and papers could eventually surface, but sadly no assurance of this happening. Includes Rolex Submariner booklet and chronometer tag (not photo’d)

Guaranteed genuine, in excellent operating condition with good seals for water resistance and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation.


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