Unpolished 1991 Rolex Submariner Date (Ref. 16610)

The Rolex Submariner Ref. 16610 was first introduced in 1986 by Rolex but didn't come into commercial availability until about 1987. And is the direct predecessor to the earlier 16800 and 168000 Submariner references. Still featuring a lot of the same functions, the 16610 has an upgraded stainless steel case, from 316L steel to the highly corrosive resistant 904L steel, and featured the upgraded Rolex 3135 movement. 

The earlier 16610 Submariner examples still feature tritium dials, which were replaced at the end of 1998 with super-luminova, which have become very desirable due to excellent color changes the lume can take on. Creating a wonderful vintage appeal with useful modern functionality.

Stock # RLXSUB1661091
Brand Rolex
Style Submariner 
Model 16610
Serial N1XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Black (WG Surrounds) 
Millimeters 40
Bracelet Rolex Oyster Flip lock 93150 & Rolex 501B End Pieces



The unpolished case retains strong factory chamfers showing light wear. The bezel remains sharp and unpolished as well, the insert retains the tritium pearl and shows no wear or signs of fading. The Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 501B end pieces is in excellent unpolished condition showing little wear and almost no stretch.


The gorgeous early tritium dial remains flawless in condition. The original tritium lume plots have aged to a desirable creamy coloration and exhibit no lume loss under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands have aged slightly lighter than the dial, and exhibit no lume loss under U.V. light inspection.


None. The Watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1 year warranty.