1991 Rolex Submariner (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.
|Bracelet||Rolex Oyster Flip-lock 93150 W/ 501B End Pieces|
The excellent case remains very strong retaining light chamfers and appears to have been very lightly polished in the past with honest signs of use. The original black bezel insert is in flawless condition remaining deep black in coloration and retains its tritium pearl at the 12 o'clock which has achieved a nice creamy patina. The Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 501B end pieces is in wonderful unpolished condition showing signs of use with very little stretch and retains 12 links.
The glossy black dial with white gold surround markers is flawless, showing no imperfections. The tritium lume plots remain bright white, showing no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch is keeping time within COSC spec, previous service history is unknown.